Kwan Fong Gallery

Past Events


A Mile in Your Shoes: Sharing Diverse Identity Perspectives

April 29, 2021

In an audience conversation format, artist Robin Holder will highlight her social equity art to inspire a dialogue about the individual challenges and opportunities we face in our diverse nation. Read More


Escapism: Senior Art Exhibition 2021 Artist Talks

April 23, 2021

Virtual artist talks with Art Department graduating seniors . Read More

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Sex Work and Visual Culture (Common Ground Series)

April 8, 2021

Employing artist Christopher Mason’s photographs of sex workers in Cleveland and communities in Northeast Ohio as a starting point, the panelists Christopher Mason, Barbara Tannenbaum Ph.D. and Penelope Saunders Ph.D., will discuss social practice photography, public representations and perceptions of sex workers, voyeurism, and sex workers’ labor and humanitarian rights. Read More

Costume Design

Diverse Bodies and the Evolution of Costume Design

March 25, 2021

Using examples of costumes and scenes from iconic plays and productions, this talk will look at how the concept of the ideal body has shifted and how this plays out in costume design. Read More


Autism Spectrum: Representation and Perception (Common Ground Series)

March 11, 2021

An artist and psychologist will discuss support systems and the evolving sociocultural understanding of autism. Read More

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Framing Architecture and Reimagining Communities (Common Ground Series)

March 4, 2021

Discussion between an artist, a sociologist, and an urban planner to examine the framing of communities through architecture, aesthetics, and more. Read More

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Memories That Aren’t Ours: Experimental Films from Atlanta (Common Ground Series)

March 2, 2021

Atlanta-based filmmakers Zameh Omonuwa and Yusef Ferguson will discuss their films exhibited in the exhibit Common Ground: Artists Reimagining Community. Read More

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Make Some Noise! Creative Collaboration NOW!

February 18, 2021

Join Vero Rose Smith for a chat! Investigate climate change, collective action, and the power of creative collaboration. Read More


The Chichimec in the Aztec and Spanish Imagination

January 28, 2021

Discover Chichimec identity through archival material from Aztec and Spanish colonial visual culture. Read More

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Conservation at the Harvard Art Museums

November 6, 2020

Join Ruby Awburn, Haddon Dine, and Julie Wertz, at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, where they will present paintings and objects along with materials and analysis on how science and art coincide in conservation work. Read More