Roman Signer is thought by many to be Switzerland’s most important artist and undoubtedly one of the major figures in international contemporary art since the early 1970s. On Saturday, July 26, Signer will present a selection of his films, with commentary, at his only public appearance in the United States at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In the meantime, if you aren't familiar with Roman Signer, here are five things you need to know from the CMA's Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring.
Tomorrow, Hank Willis Thomas speaks at the Cleveland Museum of Art in person in a special guest lecture. But first, he sat down to chat with us about his influences, messages, and mediums of his work. Check out his shout-out in the clip on our blog!
On May 5, the Cleveland Museum of Art and MOCA Cleveland present a lecture by multimedia artist Janet Cardiff. Cardiff’s audio installation Forty-Part Motet will be on display at the CMA beginning May 4 and is presented in conjunction with her piece The Paradise Institute at MOCA. Cardiff will speak on Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. in the museum’s Gartner Auditorium. Reserve your ticket through the Ticket Center at (216) 421-7350 or online.
Acclaimed painter Ji Yunfei discussed a selection of his work at the 2011 James H. Dempsey Jr. Guest Lecture on Friday, December 2. This talk was presented in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904–1965).
Three of the museum’s affiliate groups -- The Contemporary Art Society, Friends of Photography, and Friends of African and African-American Art -- have joined forces with our Education Department to host renowned artist Lyle Ashton Harris in a free museum
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