Take some time to stop and smell the (pastel) flowers with “Violette Heymann,” one of the 50 pieces in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon exhibit.
The piece, which was done on commission and depicts the young niece of a Parisian art collector, was completed in 1910, six years before Redon’s death in 1916. The Cleveland Museum of Art is coming full circle with the exhibit, which runs Sept. 19 through Jan. 23, 2022. Redon’s work was first on display in Cleveland in 1925 and now, nearly a century later, Redon’s imaginative, dreamlike paintings, drawings and prints will be on display for Clevelanders to view once again.
“This exhibit is going to show visitors a really full picture of an important part of the museum’s early history and early collecting,” says Britany Salsbury, the museum’s associate curator of prints and drawings. “People should be excited to learn about Redon because his work is really wonderfully and amazingly strange.” 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org