Media Advisory

The Cleveland Museum of Art Celebrates Gay Games 9 with special event Night Before 9: Out in Art

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Caroline Guscott

The Cleveland Museum of Art
cguscott [at] clevelandart.org
(216) 707-2261
Tickets on sale June 30

CLEVELAND (June 25, 2014) – A century ago, our founders established the Cleveland Museum of Art “for the benefit of all the people forever.” Gay Games 9 – “The Games for All” – exemplifies our mission of inclusion and access to the arts for all. The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to be a community partner of Gay Games 9 and is pleased to host Night Before 9: Out in Art on Friday night, August 8. The museum will welcome participants from around the globe, their families and other guests for an evening of celebration, culture and camaraderie the night before the Games begin.

The featured performance at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Night Before 9: Out in Art, will be ESCORT, a powerful party “disco orchestra” that boasts an incredible cast of musicians who create dance music the old fashioned way: with impeccable production, musicianship and songwriting. Acclaimed by the New York Times and Pitchfork, the group has developed a reputation as one of New York's most compelling live acts, capable of performing their elaborate recordings note for note.

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Night Before 9: Out in Art event details:

  • August 8, 2014 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight
  • Ambassador tickets: $100/per person – include food and beverages (VIP area)
  • General admission: $25/per person – food and beverages available for purchase
  • World-class entertainment and dancing all evening
  • All galleries will be open throughout the evening (museum closed to the public)
  • Museum store will remain open until 11:00 p.m.
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Night Before 9: Out in Art is for adults 18 +. Tickets will go on sale June 30 and are available at 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.