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Sold Out—CAM Presents—Guest Lecture: The Art of Response

 Sold Out—CAM Presents—Guest Lecture: The Art of Response

Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 7–8 p.m.

This event is sold out. 

Members: Free
General public: $20
Students: $5
Reservations required. Reservations will open one month before the event.
Limited tickets available.

Join us for a special presentation by Adrienne L. Childs, PhD, esteemed independent scholar, art historian, and curator celebrating the opening of the exhibition, Rodin | Response: FIELD Family Secrets. Dr. Childs will draw on her deep experience exploring the connections between the birth of modernism and contemporary art—across lines of culture, race, gender, and power structures—to address the underpinnings of this exhibition. Her talk examines the contemporary artistic and curatorial practice of response: how artists interpret, expand, and reorder the history of art.

*Please note: Museum lectures will take place in Gallery 105 during the renovation of the lower level.


About the Guest Speaker:

Adrienne L. Childs is an independent scholar, art historian, and curator. She is Senior Consulting Curator at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Her current book project is an exploration of Black figures in European decorative arts entitled Ornamental Blackness: The Black Figure in European Decorative Arts, forthcoming from Yale University Press. Recently, she co-curated The Colour of Anxiety: Race, Sexuality and Disorder in Victorian Sculpture at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England, and was the guest curator of Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, in 2020. In April 2022, the High Museum of Art awarded Childs the 2022 Driskell Prize in recognition of her contribution to African American art and art history. Childs holds a BA from Georgetown University, an MBA from Howard University, and a PhD in the History of Art from the University of Maryland. Learn more at

Rodin | Response: FIELD Family Secrets is organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum in collaboration with Supermrin and the School of Art, University of Cincinnati, and the participation of the Iris Cantor Collection.

Sponsored by the Harold C. Schott Foundation.

Image credit: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), Jacques de Wissant (detail), 1885–86, cast 1989, bronze, h. 83 7/8 in. (223.2 cm), Courtesy of Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, Photo Addison Doty.

If you need accessibility accommodations, please contact us in advance at [email protected] or fill out the accessibility request form.

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