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The Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artists Lecture Series

Representing Motherhood: Andrea Chung, Alison Saar, and Rose B. Simpson in Conversation

Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual

About The Event

In the CMA exhibition Picturing Motherhood Now, artists Andrea Chung, Alison Saar, and Rose B. Simpson offer new images of motherhood, using the subject as a lens through which to examine history and contemporary issues.  

Join Chung, Saar, and Simpson in conversation as they discuss their distinct approaches to figurative representation, their innovative uses of sculptural materials, the social impact of art, and the different meanings of motherhood they present in their work. 

Andrea Chung (b. 1978, Newark, New Jersey) lives and works in San Diego. Her multimedia art practice focuses on matrilineal cultural legacies in Jamaica and in Trinidad and Tobago and critically engages with the subjects of colonialism and slavery in the Caribbean. 

Alison Saar (b. 1956, Los Angeles) works in sculpture, mixed media, and installation. Drawing in part on African, Caribbean, and Latin American folk art and spirituality, her art explores vulnerabilities experienced by mothers and daughters of color throughout history and endows these subjects with strength. She is the daughter of artist Betye Saar. 

Rose B. Simpson (b. 1983, Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico) is part of a long lineage of Pueblo women artists working in the ceramic tradition. Through her large-scale, figurative sculptures and mixed media, she challenges stereotypes surrounding Native arts.

Made possible by the Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artist Fund 


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.