The Cleveland-based theater company, Theater Ninjas, performs “The Excavation,” a site-specific performance complementing The Last Days of Pompeii, in the atrium on select days.
Events and Programs
One of the city’s most popular and beloved events is upon us. The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) runs through Sunday, April 14 at Tower City Cinemas. Each year, the Cleveland Museum of Art partners with the festival to sponsor a film, and this year is no exception. We sat down with John Ewing, curator of film, to talk to him about the festival and our film The Painting.
In a unique blend of awe-inspiring virtuosity of Beijing Opera acting style and visually stunning Western stagecraft, the celebrated Taiwanese actor Wu Hsing-kuo adapts themes and relationships from Shakespeare’s monumental tragedy of power and deception, King Lear. Delivering a one man tour de force, Wu Hsing-kuo simultaneously depicts multiple characters, from the maniacal Lear and his ally Gloucester, to his evil, grasping daughters and the pitiful, lonely Fool.
Graphic designer Tina Greenslade found her own design interests reflected in the tunics in Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes. “As an artist I enjoy examining ancient cultures and their works of art,” Greenslade says. “The work produced by the Wari culture speaks to my personal style through its use of pattern and color.” She is drawn towards abstraction and has recently begun to incorporate repeating geometric patterns into her work.
CLEVELAND (September 6, 2012) – The Cleveland Museum of Art will host the 23rd annual Chalk Festival on Saturday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 from noon to 5:00 p.m. The Chalk Festival is a free, family-friendly event featuring street paintings in colorful chalk and live music. Professional chalk artists, local community groups, families and individual participants will demonstrate their chalk art on the museum's south-side pathways, which wind through the Fine Arts Garden and down to Wade Lagoon.
The 2012–2013 VIVA! & Gala season launches on Friday, October 26 with a high-energy, interactive performance by Inca Son (Sound of the Inca). Audience members will have the unique chance to hear and see the traditional music, dance, and attire of an ancient Andean culture renowned for its vibrancy and sophistication.
CLEVELAND (Sept. 27, 2010) — The Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art hosts its seventh annual Wearable Art Fashion Show and Boutique on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LaMalfa Conference Center, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, on 5783 Heisley Road in Mentor.
CLEVELAND (Aug. 9, 2010) – The Cleveland Museum of Art will hold its 21st annual Chalk Festival on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 19, from noon to 5 p.m. Members of the community are encouraged to create their own street paintings using colorful chalk alongside featured artists. As always, there is no charge to enjoy the art and entertainment. New this year, visitors also will get a sneak peek at the draft designs for several community mural projects that will be installed this fall in East Cleveland, Fairfax, Glenville and Hough.
CLEVELAND (Aug. 31, 2010) — The Print Club of Cleveland's Fine Print Fair, the city's largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints, returns for its 26th year beginning Friday, Sept. 24, and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 26, at Corporate College in Warrensville Heights. This year's fair, which is the second longest running event of its kind in the nation, will feature 14 dealers exhibiting and selling fine prints that range from old master to contemporary.