Style Variation 32. Derrick Adams
  • Style Variation 32. Derrick Adams
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In Conversation: Derrick Adams and Ellen Rudolph

Speaker: 

Derrick Adams

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

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 the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, and Eva and Rudolf Linnebach. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Pamela Mascio, and the Thompson Family Foundation.

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.