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Art Bites

Get some food for thought with Art Bites! Unique explorations of the galleries in 30 minutes or less, these bite-size talks are inspired by your favorite books, television shows, current events, and more.

Join us on the third Thursday and Friday of each month at the information desk in the Ames Family Atrium.

Earth Kings and Fire Lords
Thursday, December 18, 12:30 p.m.; Friday, December 19, 6:00 p.m.
The cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender drew heavily on the history and culture of China and Japan. Check out real-world equivalents of settings, scenes, and characters from the Fire Nation and the Earth Kingdom in this tour of the galleries.

Mr. Selfridge
Thursday, January 15, 12:30 p.m. and Friday, January 16, 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy works from the time period of the PBS series Mr. Selfridge—including pieces that Harry Gordon Selfridge might have carried in his store!

Cleveland Voices: Black Lives Matter
Thursday, February 19, 12:30 p.m. and Friday, February 20, 6:00 p.m.
Guest speaker Mordecai Cargill of Cleveland Neighborhood Promise discusses how Black creativity—visual art, music, and literature—proclaims that Black lives matter. Art that captures the mundane and ordinary aspects of Black life asserts an idea that should go without saying: we (Black people) are just like everybody else.

Stakes and Sculptures
Thursday, March 19, 12:30 p.m. and Friday, March 20, 6:00 p.m.
What does a young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, have in common with the museum’s art collection? Take a stroll through the galleries to find out on this Buffy the Vampire Slayer-inspired tour. You might just encounter a few supernatural creatures along the way.