The CMA's next exhibition, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, opens this Sun, 1/22! See the Brooklyn-born artist’s notebooks filled with poetry, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations on New York street life, popular culture, race, and class, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings.
Cleveland, OH (January 20, 2017)– Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled notebooks with poetry, wordplay, sketches and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class and world history. Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks is the first major exhibition featuring eight of these notebooks with over 140 pages of rarely seen documents, along with 50 related works on paper and large-scale paintings.
Albert Oehlen: Woods near Oehle, the CMA's final centennial special exhibition, is on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Hall beginning this Sunday, December 4, 2016, through March 12, 2017.
In an exhibition as innovative and daring as the art it showcases, Albert Oehlen: Woods near Oehle is the most ambitious project devoted to the work of leading German artist Albert Oehlen ever presented in the United States. Developed by the Cleveland Museum of Art in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition illustrates the depth and complexity of an artist who has been at the forefront of artistic innovation since the late 1970s.