Past Virtual Events
Art objects tell stories not only in the narratives displayed on their surfaces but also in their transformations as material objects over time. Join the CMA’s Eric and Jane Nord Chief Conservator Sarah Scaturro, associate conservator of Asian paintings Sara Ribbans, and former senior conservator of paintings Marcia Steele as they highlight recently conserved works.
In anticipation of a major exhibition and publication focused on the Cleveland Museum of Art’s holdings of 19th-century French drawings in spring 2022, scholars from across the globe present new research related to the materials, function, and collecting of drawings during this period.
Linda C. Harrison, director and CEO of the Newark Museum of Art, Rehema Barber, chief curator of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and Key Jo Lee, director of academic affairs and associate curator of special projects at the Cleveland Museum of Art, discuss how building a more inclusive future for museums.
Movement and performance artist Marcia Custer will goes on a virtual dancing tour through the galleries of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Experience various art periods and styles from the CMA’s collection in a whole new way—as points of inspiration for dancing and creative play! Featuring magical green-screen visuals by artist Ben Oblivion and a live DJ set by Haley Himiko Morris.
A special one-night-only screening of Coco Fusco’s and Paula Heredia’s The Couple in the Cage: Guatinaui Odyssey introduced by curator Nadiah Rivera Fellah and a live Q&A session with the audience afterward.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day poets use Michelangelo Lovelace’s painting My Home Town as a departure point to explore Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's concept of Beloved Community, a vision that King popularized during the Civil Rights Movement.
Join artists Nnenna Okore and Tahir Carl Karmali for a conversation with exhibition curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, moderated by curator Kristen Windmuller-Luna, as they reflect on the themes of memory, materiality, and transformation and discuss how contemporary artists engage with traditional African arts. This event is organized in tandem with the CMA exhibition Second Careers: Two Tributaries in African Art.
In conjunction with the exhibition A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America, join contemporary artists Fidencio Fifield-Perez, J. Leigh Garcia, and Michael Menchaca for a conversation about their use of printmaking to express their identity and experiences as Latinx artists in the United States, and the social and political issues that inform their work today.
Join Emily Peters, curator of prints and drawings, as she presents highlights of recent acquisitions made by the Department of Prints and Drawings.
In celebration of the exhibition Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica, internationally renowned Cleveland photographer Abe Frajndlich speaks with curator Barbara Tannenbaum about his collaborations with fellow German immigrant Ilse Bing in the 1980s and 1990s, which included remaking her iconic self-portrait 55 years later and printing for her.
Celebrate the diverse sights and sounds of Latin culture in honor of the current exhibition A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America. The night includes visuals by Texas-based artist Michael Menchaca, whose video art combines imagery from video games with ancient Maya texts to explore Latinx identities in a post-internet American landscape.
After months of sheltering in place at home, MIX is back . . . virtually! Dance your way into spring and join us for MIX: Bloom, featuring a live DJ set from JonDoeTho1 (pop, hip-hop, soul, and future beats) alongside remixed animated visuals of florals from the CMA’s collection by motion graphics artist Jessica Williams.