CMA Forum Looks at Work by Two Contemporary Black Women Artists

Wed 9/23 @ noon

Join the Cleveland Museum of Art for another Close Looking at a Distance session, this time exploring how portrait artists decide how to present their subjects. Host Key Jo Lee will look at the work of two contemporary African-American artists, Simone Leigh (whose work “Las Meninas” is pictured above) and Amy Sherald, whose career exploded when the portrait she painted of Michelle Obama for the National Portrait Gallery was unveiled in 2018.

The online forum will look at the ways in which these artist use and alter white European art historical precedents to make statements about their own identity and history. The presentation is interactive, with the chance to ask questions and offer your own reflections on the work presented.

Go here to join the forum.

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