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This Week at the CMA: Chalk Fest, The Ecstasy of St. Kara Now Open, Yoga, & More

Check out these five must-attend events this week at the CMA!

 

 

Chalk Festival 2016
Sat, 9/17–Sun, 9/18
Experience a weekend of colorful creativity as community members join professional artists in using the walkways around the CMA’s Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas at this annual special event! Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is FREE. To participate, click here.

The Ecstasy of St. Kara: Kara Walker, New Work Open NOW
Now–Sat, 12/31 
The debut exhibition of Kara Walker’s new body of large-scale works on paper, organized by the CMA in close collaboration with the artist is open NOW. Influenced in part by a recent residency at the American Academy in Rome, the exhibition is an extensive examination of how Walker envisions the rise and fall of society.

Lecture: Place Above All Else: The Photographic Work of Laura McPhee
Sat, 9/17

Hear photographer Laura McPhee, noted for her stunning large-scale landscapes and portraits of the people who live and work in them, discuss her work including Early Spring (Peeling Bark in Rain), on view through Sun, 10/9, in BIG: Photographs from the Collection.

Yoga at the Museum
Sat, 9/17
Each month, explore a different theme and exercise your mind with a tour of the galleries by museum staff, then get your body moving with yoga in the atrium led by instructors from the Atma Center. This month, celebrate the natural world! Explore how animals are depicted in art, then enjoy an all-levels yoga class featuring animal poses.
 
Sun, 9/18
Hollywood actor Russ Tamblyn, whose seven-decade career encompasses such classics as West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Twin Peaks, and Django Unchained, appears in person with the shot-in-Cleveland film that gave him his first lead role.
 
For a list of all upcoming exhibitions and events at the Cleveland Museum of Art, see our online calendar.
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Christopher Moore

The Cleveland Museum of Art

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