The Cleveland Humanities Festival is a collaborative event celebrating the great cultural institutions of the city of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio dedicated to humanistic inquiry. The Festival engages the public in addressing some of society’s most challenging issues and pressing concerns. Coordinated by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities of Case Western Reserve University, the Festival partners with our region’s major museums, educational institutions, and arts organizations.

The 2020 Cleveland Humanities Festival on “Truth” will offer public programming which explores this theme from a variety of humanistic perspectives, including the representation of truth in art, literature, and philosophy; the multiple attempts in the past and the present to co-opt the concept for political purposes; and our constantly growing anxiety about the validity of truth in a digital world and its impact on culture and society