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Style Variation 32. Derrick Adams

Style Variation 32, 2020. Derrick Adams (American, b. 1970). Acrylic paint and graphite on digital inkjet photograph, on Artex Canvas in custom gold-leafed frame; 245.1 x 153 x 4.4 cm. Collection Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman, New York, Courtesy the FLAG Art Foundation

In Conversation: Derrick Adams and Ellen Rudolph

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

In his vibrant paintings, collages, sculptures, and installations, Derrick Adams probes the dynamic ways in which identity and personal narrative intersect with American popular culture, art history, consumerism, and the Black experience. The nine monumental paintings in the CMA exhibition Derrick Adams: LOOKS were inspired by wig shops in the artist’s Brooklyn neighborhood and show those adornments as powerful tools of Black self-representation. 

Hear Adams discuss his debut exhibition in Cleveland and his multidisciplinary practice with Ellen Rudolph, curator and senior director of Cleveland Clinic’s art program. 

 

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, David and Robin Gunning, Dieter and Susan M. Kaesgen, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, Shurtape Technologies, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

    Derrick Adams: LOOKS was jointly organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Clinic, marking the centennial of Cleveland Clinic.

    This exhibition is supported in part by Cleveland Clinic.

    All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.