January 13, 2016 - The Cleveland Museum of Art - 2016 exhibitions
January 13, 2016

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Left: Dan Graham, Rock My Religion (still), 1983–84. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York. Right: Albert Oehlen, Untitled (Baum 4), 2014. Oil on Dibond, 375 x 250 cm. Photo: Lothar Schnepf. © Albert Oehlen.

2016 exhibitions

The Cleveland Museum of Art
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Cleveland, OH 44106
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Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt
April 3–July 31, 2016

Jon Pestoni: Some Years
April 23–July 10, 2016

Dan Graham
August 13–November 26, 2016

Kara Walker
September 10–December 31, 2016

Albert Oehlen: Woods Near Oehle
December 4, 2016–March 12, 2017


The Cleveland Museum of Art is pleased to announce its 2016 contemporary exhibition schedule. In celebration of the museum’s centennial year, the department of contemporary art will present four solo exhibitions featuring a wide variety of artistic expression and concerns. Jon Pestoni: Some Years will be the institutional solo debut for the LA-based painter, exploring Pestoni’s blend of painterly tropes and psychological responses. An exhibition focused on Dan Graham’s career-long analysis of rock music will open in the city where it began. Kara Walker will debut a new series of drawings in her exhibition opening in September. And closing out the year, the museum will open Albert Oehlen: Woods Near Oehle, a thought-provoking and unconventional survey, the largest exhibition of Oehlen’s work to be held in the US to date. Additionally, Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, organized by the Blanton Museum, will open in April. Each exhibition will be accompanied by a publication, furnishing in-depth material on each artist and their work. For the Albert Oehlen: Woods Near Oehle exhibition, CMA will be producing an attendant “box set” containing a newly pressed EP, an exhibition catalogue, and a book of poetry, among other objects.

One hundred years ago the Cleveland Museum of Art opened its doors to the public. In 2016 the museum invites all audiences to celebrate its 100th anniversary, honoring the past and looking ahead to the future. Program highlights include special Centennial exhibitions representing four continents, spanning ancient to contemporary, as well as the presentation of extraordinary individual works of art on loan from top-tier institutions all over the world, and once-in-a-lifetime events and community programs.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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