The Keithley Symposium is a biannual event co-hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and Case Western Reserve University joint program in art history that brings together artists, scholars, thought leaders and community members to explore the role of visual arts in contemporary society. For the 2021 symposium, “Monumental Conversations: City Stories,” CWRU and the CMA are collaborating with Monument Lab, an internationally recognized public art and history studio that cultivates and facilitates critical conversations around the past, present and future of monuments.
Free and open to all, the symposium will explore Cleveland’s deep and shifting histories and monuments that represent them. It will also launch a full year of programming, to culminate in another symposium in December 2022.
“Monumental Conversations: City Stories” will take place Friday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the CMA’s Gardner Auditorium. In-person attendee tickets are required and can be obtained on the CMA website.