CPL and CMA to Host Artist Barkley Hendricks

Barkley Hendricks

Barkley Hendricks

Cleveland Public Library (CPL) and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) are proud to welcome artist Barkley L. Hendricks to Cleveland as part of The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues on Saturday, July 25th at 2:00 p.m. in the Recital Room at CMA.

“Our goal at CPL is to consistently bring speakers, authors, artists, and writers from a variety of perspectives and insights to Cleveland for thought provoking dialogue with our community,” said Felton Thomas, director of CPL. “The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues gives us this opportunity to bring world renown artists like Barkley Hendricks to our city to engage with our patrons and the arts community.”

This year, Cleveland Public Library and the Cleveland Museum of Art are partnering to present two extraordinary artists: Barkley Hendricks (July 25) and Kehinde Wiley (August 29). Barkley L. Hendricks pioneered socially-conscious life-sized paintings of urban African American men during the 1960s. His prolific artwork has showcased African American portraiture within a cultural and socio-political context over several decades and has both informed and inspired the works of later contemporary artists such as Kehinde Wiley.

The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues began in 2006 as an annual program funded through an endowment set up by the late Lockwood Thompson, a former Trustee of the Cleveland Public Library. The series brings guests of national and international renown to initiate insightful, interactive and thought-provoking conversations around topics of contemporary culture which are relevant to the public.

All events are FREE and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. Reserve your tickets through the Cleveland Museum of Art Ticket center in person, by calling (216) 421-7350, or online at clevelandart.org/dialogues . For more information, contact Outreach and Programming Services at 216-623-2921