Astronomy Public Programs: FRONT Artist Talk

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Friday September 23

4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

FRONT 2022 Artist Talk with Asad Raza


Friday, September 23rd, 2022


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST


Join us for a free artist talk and family-friendly workshop inspired by artist Asad Raza’s public sculpture Orientation, installed on Wade Oval. The sculpture, which is made of materials gathered from Lake Erie, is a human-scale version of the 16th-century astronomical instruments at Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, India. 


These events are presented in partnership with 2022 FRONT Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.




Asad Raza will discuss the astronomical and scientific history behind Orientation’s conception and realization with historian of astronomy Aviva Rothman of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Museum of Natural History astronomers Nick Anderson and Peter Hedman.


Location: Murch Auditorium, 1 Wade Oval, Cleveland, Oh 44106


Registration is only required for the artist talk. No registration is required for the astronomical workshop.