Exterior of the Natural History Museum

Conversation with artist Asad Raza

Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to celebrate the autumn equinox with Asad Raza’s public sculpture Orientation Friday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Murch Auditorium.

During the event, FRONT 2022 artist Asad Raza will be in conversation with Case Western Reserve University astronomy historian Aviva Rothman and astronomers from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will host this event, which will include a family-friendly workshop inspired by artist Raza’s Orientation, installed on Wade Oval as part of FRONT’s 2022 Triennial. 

The sculpture, which is made of materials gathered from Lake Erie, such as zebra and quagga mussel shells, is a human-scale version of the 16th-century astronomical instruments at Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, India, and invites exploration by visitors and residents alike.

Learn more and register for the event.