Represent: Writing Inspired by Black Art

Friday, May 20, 7:00 p.m. 
Gartner Auditorium

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. Generous 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., the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Pamela Mascio, Sally and Larry Sears, the Thompson Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.