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Delve into Kara Walker’s newest works, on view in The Ecstasy of St. Kara: Kara Walker, New Work now through December 31. Noted art historian Darby English, professor of art history at the University of Chicago, is joined by Cleveland Institute of Art professor David Hart for an afternoon of dialogue about the exhibition and the artist.
Celebrate the close of the centennial year with two lectures featuring loans from right here in Ohio. The second lecture in the series features the Human Effigy Pipe, on loan from the Ohio History Connection. The Human Effigy Pipe has been called “the finest known example of prehistoric stone sculpture north of Mexico.”
One of the museum’s most unique objects is explored in depth in Myth and Mystique: Cleveland’s Gothic Table Fountain, now on view through February 26. Join Stephen N. Fliegel, curator of medieval art, for a discussion of the table fountain’s history and context in the exhibition.
Speaker: Elina Gertsman
Simultaneously perilous and tantalizing, medieval fountains were paradoxical, hybrid things: they indexed love and loss, joy and suffering, passion and danger, life and death. Elina Gertsman, professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University, addresses representations of fountains in late medieval art and literature.