images: Exterior of the Transformer Station building
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Transformer Station

The Cleveland Museum of Art at Transformer Station presents significant new contemporary art projects, programming exhibitions and performing arts events at the venue on an annual basis. The Transformer Station, located in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood on the city’s west side, is a place for the museum to uncover new opportunities, take risks and explore new ideas and new media. 

In collaboration with the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation.

Current contemporary art programs featured at CMA at Transformer Station include: 

Jerry Birchfield’s practice revolves around the question of how images emulate or subvert the sources from which they came. Through complex photographic and sculptural processes, his works go through various stages of transformation, from surrogate to self-reference. The making of meaning is synonymous with the search for the beginning and the end

CMA at Transformer Station
The exhibition dates have been extended. Now open through 12/23.

Scott Olson’s abstract paintings conceal the deliberate decisions and elaborate processes used in their making. By employing a broad range of techniques and materials, Olson traces the history of painting back to the early Renaissance. At the same time, through subtle shifts and the gradual introduction of new methods and concepts, his small-scale works re-examine many of the medium’s long-established boundaries.

CMA at Transformer Station
The exhibition dates have been extended. Now open through 12/23.

a performance, installation and audio piece

CMA at Transformer Station
The exhibition dates have been extended. Now open through 12/23.

Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs debuts a new series of paintings by Schutz, one of the most influential painters of her generation. Created mostly in the past year, the works reflect the turbulent political atmosphere experienced in the United States in the wake of the 2016 election. Though our society may seem more divided than ever, the exhibition suggests that this uncertainty may be what unites us. In the words of the artist, “Many of the paintings depict dystopic scenes of conflict and shame. Subjects conceal and reveal themselves, trying to hold themselves together as well as the picture.”

CMA at Transformer Station

Opening Saturday, 01/20/2018