Art Bites

Get some food for thought with Art Bites! Unique explorations of the galleries in 30 minutes or less, these bite-size talks are inspired by your favorite books, television shows, current events, and more.

Join us on the third Thursday and Friday of each month at the information desk in the Ames Family Atrium.


Cleveland Voices: Black Lives Matter
Thursday, February 19, 12:30 p.m. and Friday, February 20, 6:00 p.m.
Guest speaker Mordecai Cargill of Cleveland Neighborhood Promise discusses how Black creativity—visual art, music, and literature—proclaims that Black lives matter. Art that captures the mundane and ordinary aspects of Black life asserts an idea that should go without saying: we (Black people) are just like everybody else.


Stakes and Sculptures
Thursday, March 19, 12:30 p.m. and Friday, March 20, 6:00 p.m.
What does a young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, have in common with the museum’s art collection? Take a stroll through the galleries to find out on this Buffy the Vampire Slayer-inspired tour. You might just encounter a few supernatural creatures along the way.


Cleveland Voices: Hats and History
Thursday, April 16, 12:30 p.m.
Ron Shelton of RES Limited Editions draws inspiration from the past to create cutting-edge contemporary headwear. Join Ron for a closer look at the collections as he discusses his interest in Greek and Roman history.