Cleveland Museum of Art announces ticket availability for ‘The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion’

Robert G. Mull

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Tickets for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s next major exhibition, “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion,” will be available to members starting Monday and to the public starting March 28.

The museum announced the information about ticket availability Wednesday morning.

Organized by Aperture, New York, and curated by critic and writer Antwaun Sargent, the photography show will focus on portraits and conceptual images that fuse art and fashion photography. It will be on view from May 8 to Sept. 11.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, and children ages 6 to 17, and free to children aged 5 and under, and to museum members, the museum said.

Combination tickets including admission to “Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure,’’ on view from March 12 to June 12, 2022, are $22 for adults; $18 for seniors, students, and children ages 6–17, and free for children aged 5 and under and museum members.

The museum’s news release said the photography exhibition “opens conversations around the representation of the Black body and Black lives as subject matter and challenges the idea that Blackness is homogenous.’’

In addition to the photographs on the walls, the show will include mannikins dressed in fashionable looks created by the stylists represented in the show. They include Arielle Bobb-Willis and Daniel Obasi, who work both as stylists and photographers, and stylist Jermaine Daley.

Sargent chose 15 photographers for the exhibition, including Tyler Mitchell, said by the museum to be the first African American to shoot a cover for Vogue magazine in the magazine’s 125-year history, and Awol Erizku, whose work has been published by Vogue, GQ magazine, the New York Times and the Museum of Modern Art.

The photographers whose works are on view produced their images in contexts ranging from New York and Johannesburg to Lagos and London.

The museum’s Member and Public Opening Party is scheduled for Friday, May 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. This event is for guests 21 and over.

Guests will be entitled to free admission to the exhibition, a DJ, and a cash bar, the museum said. “Creative fashion ensembles are encouraged,’’ it said. The party is free for members and $10 for the public.

Tickets for the exhibition and the opening can be reserved through the museum’s online platform by visiting The New Black Vanguard exhibition webpage.

Tickets can also be reserved by phone at 216-421-7350 or on-site at one of the ticket desks.

Leadership Circle and CMA members have the first chance to reserve free tickets beginning Monday at 10 a.m. Members can view the show first and for free on Member Preview Day, Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Nonmembers may begin purchasing tickets Monday, March 28, at 10 a.m.

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