This Week at CMA: Contrast, Culture, Collection and Conservation

This week at the Cleveland Museum of Art, dive deeper into the art and identity of West Africa, explore the behind-the-scenes of our Indian and Southeast Asian collection of miniatures, and more!

This Wednesday evening, join us for a our second of three Art and Fiction Book Club sessions this month. In conjunction with our current exhibition, Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa, this month's book selection is In the Shadow of the Sacred Grove by Carol Spindel.  > Details
Related, author Carol Spindel will present a talk at the museum on Wednesday at 7 p.m., titled My Senufo Neighbors' Children: Coming of Age in Divided Cote d'Ivoire. The event is free! > Learn more 
Indian and Southeast Asian Art enthusiasts: The Cleveland Museum of Art's Women's Council is hosting a free special lecture, From the Field into the Lab: The Pre-Display Lives of Indian and Southeast Asian Art on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sonya Quintanilla, the George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian art, and Moyna Stanton, Paper Conservator, will present. > Details
Our Senufo inspired film series, African Cinema Central: Burkina Faso & Mali, continues with the film Guimba the Tyrant, screening this Friday at 7 p.m. Directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko, this colorful comedy-drama chronicles the downfall of a cruel, lustful, and despotic leader.  > Get your tickets.
Helen Langdon, art historian and author of Salvator Rosa (2010) and Caravaggio: A Life (2000), will explore the contrast between Rosa's Florentine and Roman witchcraft paintings during a guest lecture this Saturday at 2 p.m. After the talk, see the works for yourself in The Novel and the Bizarre: Salvator Rosa's Scenes of Witchcraft, on view now. Both the lecture and exhibition are free! > Learn more 
For a list of all upcoming exhibitions and events at the Cleveland Museum of Art, see our online calendar.


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