Artists on Art: Emily Duke

March 17, 2018 / 2:30pm

Free with Museum Admission

Artists on Art highlights the expertise of artists working right here in our region. Each month, a local artist uses their own mediums, subjects, and processes to interpret an artwork on view in MOCA's exhibitions. These talks broaden and deepen the meaning of the works on view, and also give greater insight into the related practices of artists working in Northeast Ohio.

This season's first Artists on Art program features sculptor Emily Duke, who will discuss the work of Tauba Auerbach and Éliane Radigue featured in INDUCTION. With a broad range of materials including ceramics, Duke creates representational and abstract compositions and installations that use patterns, shapes, and structures from American vernacular architecture and the tools and objects of industry.

Duke earned her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and her BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Recently, her work was named Best of Show at the SculptureX Symposium Exhibition at Wayne State University. More information on Duke can be found at

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Major support for INDUCTION: Tauba Auerbach and Éliane Radigue is provided by an Anonymous Donor, DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky, John P. Murphy Foundation, Michelle and Richard Jeschelnig, and Fotene Demoulas and Tom Coté. Generous support is provided by Maurice Marciano, Gina and Stuart Peterson, Joachim and Nancy Hellman Bechtle, and Allison Rubler. Additional support is provided by the Robert Blumenthal Gallery, Suzi and Andrew B. Cohen, and Linda and George Kurz. Community support provided by Courtyard Marriott, Cleveland University Circle.

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, Michelle and Richard 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.