Join Artist Kehinde Wiley for an Afternoon at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Saturday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Gartner Auditorium
www.clevelandart.org/dialogues

KW-portrait-by-Tony-Powell

Kehinde Wiley

The Cleveland Public Library’s 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. This year, Cleveland Public Library and the Cleveland Museum of Art partnered to present two extraordinary artists: Barkley Hendricks, who spent an afternoon with us in July, and Kehinde Wiley, who will be here on August 29. Kehinde Wiley firmly established his place as a painter of grandiose portraits of young, urban, largely African American male subjects. His modern, revisionist works turn traditional expectations of formal European portraiture on its head and casts everyday individuals in both a powerful and majestic light that forces the viewer to reflect upon and reimagine historical notions of fine art. Most recently, Wiley’s work has been featured on the hit show Empire.

The Cleveland Public Library’s 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.   This year, the Cleveland Public Library and the Cleveland Museum of Art are partnering to present two extraordinary African American artists.