Media Advisory

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a Free Arts Festival, Jan. 16

Friday, January 13, 2012

Caroline Guscott

The Cleveland Museum of Art
cguscott [at] clevelandart.org
(216) 707-2261

The Cleveland Museum of Art holds its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The event will feature:

  • Opportunities for visitors to join in gallery discussions with curators, touch genuine works of art, create an historical collage, and try assembling a giant puzzle of a Picasso painting
  • Live musical entertainment by Rhodes High School Band and the Baldwin Wallace Jazz Group
  • Two screenings of Rejoice & Shout, a documentary film chronicling the history of gospel music
  • A teen poet open mic, with featured performances by local poets

Monday, Jan. 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, University Circle

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events at the Cleveland Museum of Art include:

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Giant Picasso puzzle, MLK montage film, and Moments in History art activity
11:00 a.m. Rhodes High School Band concert, film: Rejoice & Shout, and Museum Ambassadors art games
11:30 a.m. Gallery talk by Constantine Petridis, curator of African art
12:30 p.m. Gallery talk by Paola Morsiani, curator of contemporary art
1:00 p.m. Teen poet open mic and Art Cart: Artists of Our Region
2:00 p.m. Baldwin Wallace Jazz Group and film: Rejoice & Shout

For more information about the festival, contact 888-CMA-0033 or visit www.ClevelandArt.org.


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About the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes almost 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, performing arts. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is supported by a broad range of individuals, foundations and businesses in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Additional support comes from the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund the museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. For three consecutive years, the museum has been awarded a top four-star rating by Charity Navigator, the nation’s most-utilized independent evaluator of charities and nonprofits. For more information about the museum, its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit www.ClevelandArt.org.