Exhibitions

Current Exhibits

Luminous Botanica by Sequoia Bostick — March 8 - May 26, 2024

As the signs of spring emerge outside, explore an illustrative world of peaceful botanical wonder in Luminous Botanica, a solo exhibition by Sequoia Bostick in our Lissauer Gallery. Sequoia's work features a variety of plant themed scenes that show her love for the colorful beauty and serenity of nature and plant care.

Sequoia Bostick is an Illustrator, maker, and designer living in Cleveland, Ohio. She creates pieces that are self contained narratives with the purpose of capturing the essence of a single moment, or emotion. As of late, her work has evolved through the use of color theory and shape language to enhance the slice of life illustration experience.

Luminous Botanica is on view in the second floor Lissauer Gallery through May 26, 2024.

Manifestation of Light: Exploring the Shakers' Celestial Inspiration — March 8 - August 11, 2024

Inspired by the highly anticipated solar eclipse, Manifestation of Light: Exploring the Shakers' Celestial Inspiration delves into Shaker artwork, writing, and culture inspired by the sun, moon, and stars. From gift drawings to poetry to dance, the Shakers' relationship with celestial light and cosmic geometry is grounded in real-world skills and references, providing a captivating intersection of the heavens and earth.

Manifestation of Light is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities and will be on view through August 11, 2024.

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT: Shaker Heights Homes: As Developed by the Van Sweringen Company

View the interactive map here

In this map, you can look through pictures of homes taken from real estate catalogs that advertised the different styles of homes in Shaker Heights during the 1920s. These catalogs were produced and distributed by the Van Sweringen Company. The homes featured in this map are from The Heritage of the Shakers, Shaker Village Standards 1928, and Shaker Village Standards 1925, which are available online via Cleveland Memory or in the Shaker Historical Society's Elizabeth Nord Library.

Each slide features the address of a historic home pinned at its location, the date of its building permit or the date construction was finished, the original owner, the architect, a link to a corresponding building card with more information about each house, and the historic image of the house and the image's source.

This map was researched and created in 2023 by Rafiq Sadki, an intern from Case Western Reserve University, with mentorship provided by Shaker Historical Society staff, Brianna Treleven and Krista Albertins. 

Exhibitions at the Shaker Historical Society are made possible with current or previous support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.

Upcoming Exhibits

Building an Empire: The Architecture of the Van Sweringens — June 6 - August 25, 2024

Explore the historic properties of O.P. and M.J. Van Sweringen in Building an Empire: The Architecture of the Van Sweringens by architectural photographer and local history author Lauren R. Pacini. Featuring interior and exterior photographs, Building an Empire shares glimpses of notable Van Sweringen properties, including the South Park mansion, the Daisy Hill mansion, and the Union Terminal complex. This exhibition celebrates the launch of Pacini’s latest book Empire Builders: An Illustrated History of the Rise and Fall of Cleveland’s Van Sweringen Brothers (Indiana University Press, 2024) and is on view in the museum’s Lissauer Gallery from June 6-August 25, 2024.

The Lissauer Gallery features art from Northeast Ohio artists. Founded by Jack and Linda Lissauer, Shaker Heights residents and longtime supporters of the arts, this intimate gallery is designed to encourage emerging artists, promote an appreciation of art, and support local artists. We also acknowledge partnerships with leading galleries such as Bonfoey Gallery, The Maria Neil Art Project, and the former Tregoning & Co.


Please note the Lissauer Gallery is on the second floor and is not ADA accessible. Navigation of stairs is required to view the Lissauer Gallery.

CURRENT LISSAUER EXHIBIT: Luminous Botanica by Sequoia Bostick | March 8 - May 26, 2024

Past Exhibitors