Arts Leader Lecture Series

Maya Lin at "Architecture at the Norton". Norton Museum of Art, 2017.

The Norton presents notable speakers in the fields of arts and culture to share their wisdom and insight on topics both timely and enduring.

Talks are free and open to the public.

Nick Cave: A Conversation

Friday, March 8 / 7 pm

Best-known for his beloved “Soundsuits”—one of which is in the Norton’s collection—artist, educator, and self-described“messenger” Nick Cave returns to the Norton for the first time since his acclaimed 2010 exhibition, Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth. Cave will discuss “art, performance, and empowerment” with Cheryl Brutvan, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art. Cave’s work combines visual and performing arts using sculpture, video, sound, dance, and more. Exhibited worldwide, Cave recently completed multiple self-described “Dream Projects” throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa including: The Let Go at The Park Avenue Armory; Here Hear Chicago on Chicago’s Navy Pier; and HEARD•NY in New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Also a professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cave received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute.


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This program was made possible through the generosity of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.