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Upcoming Exhibitions

The Lock at Pontoise (detail), 1872. Camille Pissarro. The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1990.7
Sunday, February 7, 2021 to Sunday, May 16, 2021

More than 4,000 artworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection are on view in the galleries. However, many works remain in storage for various reasons: some are light sensitive, some have condition issues, some have contested attributions, or others simply do not fit into the narratives or finite spaces of the galleries. Stories from Storage reveals approximately 300 works of art from storage. Visitors will encounter 19 stories—told by the museum’s 17 curators, as well as the director and the chief curator—that highlight works seldom on view, spanning the museum’s encyclopedic collection, from the ancient world to today. The unifying thread is the glimpse into storage that each story provides.

Sunday, April 11, 2021 to Sunday, August 22, 2021

Recent conservation of the CMA’s Italian Baroque painting Danaë by Orazio Gentileschi (1563–1639) has revealed a more vibrant and refined painting than has hitherto been possible to perceive.

"Group in Front of Fence, Pitt Street, Lower East Side, NY" Walter Rosenblum. CMA, 2017.83
Sunday, April 18, 2021 to Sunday, September 12, 2021

Street photography—spontaneous images of everyday life captured in public places—blossomed in New York City during the first half of the 20th century.

CMA, 2017.128. © 2020 The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The newly reinstalled galleries invite visitors to join exciting fresh conversations among works in the museum’s contemporary collection. The galleries will feature longtime favorites alongside more recent additions and a selection of foundational video artworks. Together, these works demonstrate the wide range of perspectives that animate contemporary art.

CMA, 1937.502 "In the Subway"
Saturday, May 15, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021

Ashcan School Prints and the American City, 1900–1940 presents prints of city life made by urban realists during a time of rapid demographic, social, and economic change to America’s cities. With New York City as an epicenter of change—packed with vibrant new communities of immigrants fr

Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Sunday, September 19, 2021

Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris,1889–1900 explores the beautiful, enigmatic, and paradoxical work of Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Maurice Denis, and Félix Vallotton, four members of the Nabi Brotherhood.

Sunday, November 14, 2021 to Sunday, January 30, 2022

Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain is the first exhibition dedicated to the art of one of the earliest major Hindu sites in Southeast Asia, Phnom Da (Stone Mountain), established around 1,500 years ago.