Julian Stanczak: Recent Work Sept. 12-Jan. 10, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA), mocacleveland.org Big, bold and red pieces will overwhelm with their sheer size and illusion of movement.
Starry Dome: Astronomy in Art and the Imagination Thru Dec. 23, Allen Memorial Art Museum, oberlin.edu/allenart They had the same sky, but Mayan and Buddhist art is like night and day.
MOTOWN: The Sound of Young America Turns 50 Thru Dec. 31, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, rockhall.com Marvin Gaye’s clothes, Jr. Walker’s saxophone — reminders of a musically charged generation’s soul and passion.
Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries Oct. 10-Jan. 31, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, cmnh.org Fresh research on old bones — including a walking T.Rex — sheds new light on dinosaur mysteries.
WinterShow Nov. 21-Jan. 3, Cleveland Botanical Garden, cbgarden.org Hansel and Gretel wannabes: Gingerbread houses dripping with gumdrops and icing make for tasty artwork.