The May Show. Hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the annual juried show served as a who’s who of regional artists for nearly 75 years until it was retired in 1993 due to mounting expense and the reallocation of resources towards national-level exhibitions.
Its cancellation sparked debates of revival for decades, but whether you miss it, love it, or hate it, the May Show played a huge role in the development of art in Cleveland. On May 12th, join the Artists Archives for The May Show: The Museum, The Community, & The Story of Art in Cleveland, a virtual panel discussion which examines the role of major museums in relation to the creative communities which surround them.
Moderated by Michael Gill, Executive Director of the Collective Arts Network (CAN), the program features Henry Adams (Case Western Reserve University), Key Jo Lee (Cleveland Museum of Art), and Steven Litt (The Plain Dealer). An audience Q & A will follow the discussion.
For more information on the program and presenters, visit: http://www.artistsarchives.org/event/the-may-show-program/
*Please note* this webinar is limited to 100 attendees. If capacity is reached, Zoom will give you the option to join via Facebook Live. Simply follow the prompts to view the presentation.
If you would like to participate in the webinar directly on Zoom, we recommend logging on as close to 7pm as possible. The event will also be recorded and available on artistsarchives.org within the week.