On display August 23, 2022-October 30, 2022
UNSEEN: THE PROCESS AND ART OF AMERICAN PRINTMAKING
From the start of the 20th century to today, printmaking has played an integral role in American art and the history of the United States. Unseen: The Process and Art of American Printmaking explore the history of printmaking in America and the varying “unseen” techniques within the medium while showcasing pieces from the CMA Collection, many of which have never before been on view in the galleries.
LESSONS AND LANDSCAPES: THE LEGACY OF GERRY BERNHARDT
The exhibition Lessons and Landscapes captures the creative journey of local artist, Geraldine (Gerry) Jane Cook Bernhardt (1924 - 2003). An avid supporter and student of the Canton Museum of Art’s School of Art, her sketches, studies, and notes fill the gallery walls alongside many finished watercolor paintings. Gerry would often take road trips and create detailed sketches of the surrounding landscapes. Some of those sketches bear meticulous notes about the colors to incorporate in a later rendition of the design, and other notes and critiques about her composition. This exhibition highlights talent and love for the artistic process while providing a glimpse into the dedication, thoughts, and adjustments made along the way.
CONTINUED CONTINUING: PAINTINGS BY AMY CASEY
Northeast Ohio has been home to a remarkable number of highly successful and sought-after artists. CMA is pleased to welcome the artistic accomplishments of Amy Casey to its galleries with the exhibition Continued Continuing. CMA curators selected Casey’s work from her appearance in the CAN Triennial, a regionally focused exhibition featuring northeast Ohio artists, selected by an intergenerational and diverse curatorial team, and representing this moment in time, place, and history in Cleveland and the region. Amy’s work has a unique voice; it is as if a part of her as been infused into each piece that she creates. This exhibition showcases an evolving series of cityscapes that reflect the artist’s view of the world; a story tumbles out of each building, house, and vine, and causes viewers to ponder meanings – from hope to anxiety and everything between, to “continue continuing,” finding moments of peace and connection amidst change and chaos.
ILLUSIONS FROM THE CMA COLLECTION: SEEING IS DECIEVING
Explore the world of deception and experience the incredible with Illusions from the CMA Collection. In this exhibit, nothing is what it seems. Through photorealism to op art and beyond, these illusions in art will test your confidence in your senses. Both playful and serious, the artists of Illusions toy with spectators' vision to raise questions about the nature of art and perception. All work in this exhibit is from CMA's Collection and includes artists such as Marilyn Levine, Richard Shaw, M.C. Escher, Claude Hirst, Gary Erbe, Salvador Dalí, and more.
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