Cleveland, OH (April 27, 2017) – Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s is the largest museum exhibition to showcase Alex Katz’s (b. 1927) innovative portraits, landscapes and still lifes from this pioneering period. Organized by the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, in close collaboration with Katz, this presentation explores the first decade of the artist’s career, a period characterized by fierce experimentation from which his signature brightly colored figurative paintings emerged.
The CMA's next exhibition, Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, opens this Sun, 4/30!
Discover Alex Katz’s innovative paintings of the 1950s in the first major museum exhibition of these works. Combining abstraction with recognizable imagery, Katz’s boldly simplified portraits and landscapes foreshadowed the development of Pop Art.
Cleveland, OH (March 31, 2017)–African Master Carvers: Known and Famous showcases the achievements of thirteen exceptional sculptors from sub-Saharan Africa, nine of whom are known by name. Fifteen examples by artists working in West, Central and Southern Africa are accompanied by the artists’ biographies and, when available, portrait photographs. African Master Carvers: Known and Famous is on view in the Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery now through July 16, 2017.
The CMA's next exhibition Cutting Edge: Modern Prints from Atelier 17 opens Sun, 4/9.
Based variously in Paris and New York, Atelier 17 operated as an experimental workshop for modernist printmakers during the mid-twentieth century. The efforts of its artists resulted in some of the most visually exciting and technically innovative prints ever made.
Explore the lives and works of a select group of master carvers who enjoyed recognition, and sometimes even fame, during their lifetime in the CMA’s next exhibition African Master Carvers: Known and Famous, opening this Sun, 3/26.