Artists on Art: Paul O’Keeffe on Heritage Studies

December 16, 2017 / 2:30pm

Free with Museum Admission

Artists on Art leverages the expertise of artists working right here in our region through monthly, in-gallery talks about one or more artworks on view in MOCA’s exhibitions. Paul O’Keeffe will discuss Heritage Studies (2013, 2017) by Iman Issa, currently on view in A Poethical Wager. O'Keeffe creates evocative, abstract mixed media sculptures that often include metal and plastic. The titles and forms in his works bear allusions to human experiences and artifacts. A professor emeritus at Kent State University, he is the recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2017 Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Excellence Award. More information on his work can be found at

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Major support for A Poet*hical Wager is provided by Scott Mueller, with additional support from BakerHostetlerkurimanzutto, Mexico City and PÁRAMO. Community support provided by InterContinental Hotel Cleveland.

All current exhibitions are funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Leadership Circle gifts from anonymous donors, Yuval Brisker, Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler, Margaret Cohen and Kevin Rahilly, Becky Dunn, Harriet Goldberg, Agnes Gund, Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig, Donna and Stewart Kohl, Jan Lewis, Toby Devan Lewis, and Scott Mueller.

All MOCA Cleveland exhibitions are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, and the continuing support of the Museum’s Board of Directors, patrons, and members.