Some Upcoming Photo Events


Born in New York in 1926, raised in France, and living and working as a nanny in Chicago for 40 years, the reclusive Maier was secretly a prolific, self-taught photographer who documented life in the Windy City for decades. But her thousands of stunning pictures were never shown during her lifetime and, in fact, were only discovered after her death in 2009.

Gallery Talk: Vivian Maier
February 15, 1:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Print Room, 2550 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Free. Please contact the Cleveland Print Room with questions: 216-401-5981 or
Join us at the Print Room to hear collector Jeffrey Goldstein along with printers Ron Gordon and Sandy Steinbrecher talk about Vivian Maier and her work.

Film Screening: Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny’s Pictures?
February 20, 6:30 p.m.
Akron Art Museum, One South High Street, Akron, OH 44308
Free. Visit for more information. 



While filming Question Bridge: Black Males, the artists encountered a compelling question and answer exchange between a younger participant and an older civil rights activist. The question, “Why didn’t you leave us the blueprint?” was posed to those who brought the civil rights move-ment to glory, and elicited a variety of different answers. Surprisingly, one response was, “We dropped the ball.” This sparked a powerful multigenerational conversation about leadership, mentorship, and critical social issues in the black community over the past 40 years and how to overcome the challenges faced by the next generation. In the Blueprint Roundtable, a live panel discussion event, established and emerging black male leaders in the Cleveland community discuss this and other questions in an attempt to dismantle communication boundaries between generations.

Blueprint Roundtable at the Cleveland Clinic
Wednesday, February 26, 11:30 a.m.
Cleveland Clinic
Free. Reservations Required. Reserve your ticket at

Blueprint Roundtable at the Friendly Inn Settlement House
Thursday, March 6, 6 p.m.
Friendly Inn Settlement House, 2386 Unwin Rd. Cleveland, OH, 44104
Free. Reservations required. Call


CCTV, Beijing, China

Lois Conner began her photographic explorations of China with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984. Since then, she has returned annually, traveling extensively and using her 7 x 17 banquet camera to describe the landscape, architecture, and people. Some think they are evocative of Chinese scroll paintings because of their elongated cinematic-like format. This exhibition focuses on her work in Beijing, describing its transformation over the past thirty years. Join the artist for a look at her career and work on the opening day of Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photo-graphs by Lois Conner, on view in the Photography Gallery from March 30 to June 29, 2014.

Artist Talk: Lois Conner
Sunday, March 30, 2 p.m.
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Recital Hall
Admission is free for museum members and students with ID. Nonmembers $15. Reservations required. Reserve your ticket by calling the ticket center at 216-421-7350. 

Gallery Talk: In Conversation: Exploring Beijing
Tuesday, April 29, 12:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Schwartz and Katz Photography Galleries
Free, meet in the exhibition
Join Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of Photography, and Anita Chung, Curator of Chinese Art, for a lively afternoon discussion of Lois Conner’s images of Beijing.



Film: In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter
Wednesday, April 2, 7:00; Friday, April 4, 7:30
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Lecture Hall

Directed by Tomas Leach. This intimate film captures self-effacing New York School street photographer Saul Leiter as he cleans up his cluttered apartment shortly before his 2013 death. A pioneer in color photography, Leiter never sought recognition but found it late in life. “Pleasant and unaffected…Never succumbs to cutesy hagiography.” –Village Voice. Cleveland premiere. (USA, 2014, color, Blu-ray, 75 min.) Admission $9: CMA members, seniors & students $7.


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