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Shadows of Liberty, 2016. Titus Kaphar (American, b. 1976). Oil and rusted nails on canvas; 274.3 x 213.4 cm. Yale University Art Gallery, Purchased with a gift from Ellen and Stephen Susman, BA 1962, 2017.67.1. © Titus Kaphar

Represent: Writing Inspired by Black Art

Friday, May 20, 2022, 7:00 p.m. and Friday, May 20, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Spend your evening at the CMA with Literary Cleveland, as we provide space for writers to share work that reflects on Black art and its expansive possibilities. 

Enjoy readings inspired by the key themes of and the works in Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus, which puts art from the CMA’s permanent collection in conversation with a vanguard of emerging and midcareer Black artists who explore the fundaments of art making, embracing and challenging art history. 

Esperanza Cintrón, Sometimes 

Madeleine Elaban, WHAT . . . ARE . . . YOU . . . ?

Siaara Freeman, Self Portrait as a Wood Nymph 

Sylvia Jones, Man with Shotgun and Alien 

Amber Lisa, We Belong to We 

Ray McNiece, American History, Fake News Edition 

Judith Miles, Mississippi Memories 2022

Kortney Morrow, Cumulo

Elana Pitts, Stay Strong 

Kathy Price, nkisi nkondi

Zuggie Tate, For the Women Who Get Spoken For . . .

John White, Food for Thought 

Kadijah Wingo, Conscious Streams

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, Robin Heiser, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, the late Marta 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.