Exhibition Category: Current

Marilyn Stafford: A Life in Photography

Marilyn Stafford (1925–2023) was born in Northeast Ohio, acted on the stage in New York City, sang for chic clubgoers in Paris, met celebrities and politicians, and traveled the world. Amid this fascinating life, photography became her passion, leading to a career that spanned four decades, from the 1940s until 1980. Opening in February, Marilyn Stafford: A Life in Photography highlights the work, people, and issues that were important to the artist. The exhibition provides a reflective and personal look at significant events of the twentieth century through Stafford’s unique point of view.

Marilyn Stafford. Model in ready-to-wear with children, Montmartre, Paris, c1955. Silver gelatin print. Courtesy of the Marilyn Stafford Collective

RETOLD: African American Art and Folklore

African and African American folklore have been around as long as humankind. These stories teach about culture, the mysteries of life, and the survival of a race of people bought and sold who continue to thrive in various aspects of an unjust society.

Willie Cole. American Domestic, 2016. Digital pigment print and serigraph on paper. Collection of Wesley and Missy Cochran. 236ColW.2

Land Jam

Two Ohio artists transform a Museum gallery into an immersive, colorful, sensory experience. Natalie Lanese and Andrea Myers are teaming up for this endeavor, each harnessing their dramatic use of color and scale to turn ordinary walls and floors into an unforgettable environment for visitors to enjoy. While Myers typically works in fabric and Lanese in paint, they’ll combine techniques and materials in this exhibition.