CLEVELAND, Ohio — A typical art education program for teens at a major American art museum might result in an exhibition of student work displayed in an out-of-the-way hallway.
As for curating an actual exhibition in a highly visible gallery, few, if any museums would turn over the keys to a bunch of high school students.
But that’s exactly what the Cleveland Museum of Art did in its outstanding current show, “Laura Owens: Rerun,’’ on view at the Transformer Station gallery, the museum’s part-time satellite in Ohio City, through Sunday, May 30.
The exhibition is a high-spirited riff on the theme of “time travel,’’ a focus chosen by participating students from Cleveland-area schools in collaboration with Owens, a Northeast Ohio native known for multilayered paintings that blend gestural abstraction with images taken from pop culture, newspaper graphics, advertising, and cartoons.
The show combines a selection of works