Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 1:00pm
Sat., December 14, 2013, 1:00 pm
Stephen Fliegel, curator of medieval art, offers a pre-concert talk on Virgin and Child imagery for the CMA Performing Arts Series performance Mother and Child.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 7:00pm
Wed., December 18, 2013, 7:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall
Join Constantine Petridis, Curator of African Art, as he discusses the fragmentary nature of a handful of Congolese artworks which the museum acquired from Belgian collectors Rene and Odette Delenne in 2010.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sat., January 18, 2014, 2:00 pm
Drawing from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s outstanding collection and other treasures of expressive culture from West Central Africa, Dr. Cécile Fromont, assistant professor of art history at the University of Chicago, will explore five hundred years of the region’s history through art.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sat., February 1, 2014, 2:00 pm
One of the most provocative and thoughtful artists of our time, Hank Willis Thomas sees his work in photography, video, and installation as an opportunity to address issues of race and identity as approached in advertising and popular culture. The artist first spoke in Cleveland in 2012 and returns to discuss his latest work and collaborative projects on the occasion of his solo show Hank Willis Thomas.
Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sun., February 2, 2014, 2:00 pm
While filming Question Bridge: Black Males, the artists encountered a compelling question and answer exchange between a younger participant and an older civil-rights activist. The question, “Why didn't you leave us the blueprint?” was posed to those who brought the civil rights movement to glory, and elicited a variety of different answers.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 6:00pm
Thu., February 6, 2014, 6:00 pm
Philip J. Kass, curator of string instruments at Curtis Institute of Music, is one of the most sought-after expert appraisers of fine classic stringed instruments and bows in the world. His fascinating talk—a perfect segue way into a series of concerts performed on a number of rare Italian violins in February—focuses on what really makes a Strad or an Amati such special instruments compelling people to pay millions for them.
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sun., February 16, 2014, 2:00 pm
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Foundation Gallery
Sinéad Vilbar, curator of Japanese and Korean Art, discusses the new exhibition Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan. Discover how Japanese artists invented new traditions for a new age by drawing on influences from both the Japanese traditional style of painting as well as with the
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Fri., February 28, 2014, 7:00 pm
George Shackelford, Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, will speak on Vincent van Gogh's remarkable self-portraits, from the earliest drawings made about 1881 to the last disturbing paintings of 1889.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sat., March 15, 2014, 2:00 pm
Focusing on works in the exhibition Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan, Dr. Bert Winther-Tamaki, Chair of Art History and Professor of Visual Culture at the University of California, Irvine, examines modern transformations of traditional figures in Japanese art, including venerable spiritual teachers, formidable warriors, and kimono-clad beauties.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
Fri., April 11, 2014, 6:00 pm
Rajika Puri, an Indian classical dance expert, offers a pre-concert talk for the CMA Performing Arts Series performance by Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.