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Gingham Boys (detail), 2021. Tyler Mitchell (American, b. 1995). Dye sublimation on fabric; 130.8 x 174 cm. Jack Shainman Gallery. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery. © Tyler Mitchell

In Conversation: Tyler Mitchell and Key Jo Lee

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Artist, photographer, and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995, Atlanta) introduces new narratives about Black beauty and desire, embracing themes of the past and creating fictionalized moments of the imagined future. In 2018, he made history as the first Black photographer to shoot a cover of American Vogue for Beyoncé’s appearance in the September issue.  

Mitchell joins CMA curator Key Jo Lee for a conversation about his approach to image making, including recent works currently on view at the CMA that present dreamlike, bucolic vignettes of Black people at leisure and play in a reimagined American South.  

Organized in conjunction with the FRONT International 2022 Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows 

Made possible by the Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artist Fund 

Sponsors

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, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, 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. 

    FRONT exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are presented by Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig, with additional support from the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation, Fleischner Family Charitable Foundation, the Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation, and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to partner with FRONT International. All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum (deceased) and Harriet Warm, 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, Bill and Joyce Litzler, Carl and Lu Anne Morrison, Henry Ott-Hansen, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Resch, Anne H. Weil, and Claudia C. Woods and David A. Osage.

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