The Case Western Reserve University–Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History and Museum Studies will host the 44th annual Cleveland Symposium: “Built Environments and Performances of Power” Friday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Recital Hall.
The Cleveland Symposium is a day of presentations on the themes of built environments and performances of power in art and architecture from ancient times to today presented by graduate students. It is one of the longest-running art history graduate student symposia in the United States.
This year’s symposium will explore several topics, including social performance and movement within built environments, interactions between objects and constructed spaces and the dialogue between architecture and geography. John North Hopkins, assistant professor in the Department of Art History and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, will be the keynote speaker.
The symposium and keynote address are both free and open to the public.