In this new series, we will periodically be sharing sounds that give a behind the scenes perspective of all that is going on at the museum. First up, check out this sound from Parade the Circle 2010.
Events and Programs
European Paintings and Sculpture Curator Jon Seydl and Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductor James Feddeck discuss a few works in our galleries that connect to the chamber music concert series, Italian Masterworks. This collaboration will bring The Cleveland Orchestra to play in the museum’s Gartner Auditorium for the first time. In this five-video series, the two scholars ponder the connections between the painters and composers, the meanings of the works they created, and what these works might tell us about the times in which they lived.
By Robin VanLear Artistic Director of Community Arts I recently spent 10 days in New Orleans for Mardi Gras in hopes of inspiration and ideas to bring more music to Parade the Circle,the museum’s annual June event. New Orleans is known for its music. Cleveland is known for its music.
By Christine Edmonson
By Helen Cherry Guest Blogger What is the most important decision to be made when taking your wedding photos? “Location, Location, Location!” and the south terraces of the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as city’s adjacent Fine Arts Garden seem to be the location of choice for hundreds if not thousands of brides and grooms since the museum’s opening in 1916. In spring, summer and fall on any given Saturday or Sunday, cars and limousines will pull up on East Boulevard with bridal parties tumbling out to take pictures in these beautiful spots.
Israeli singer Yasmin Levy, who premiers the music of her Ladino heritage on the museum’s VIVA! & Gala Performing Arts series, is beholden to her father, ethnomusicologist Yitzhak Levy. She lost him at age one, inheriting 14 volumes of Ladino songs her father had collected from families of Sephardic or Judeo-Spanish extraction.
By Helen Cherry Guest Blogger As the days grow shorter and darkness descends on us earlier and earlier, head down to the museum to see “Winter’s Whimsical World” in the museum’s lower level lobby. This wonderful guest lantern display filled with imaginary human and animal sculptures was created by 17 Hawken High School art students and their teacher Denise Buckley and will bring a smile to your face and a warm glow to your soul.
Four local artists, along with members of neighborhoods bordering the museum: Fairfax; Glenville; Hough and East Cleveland have taken part in designing and creating vibrant community murals. At this year’s 21st annual Cleveland Museum of Art’s I Madonnari Chalk Festival, the mural artists and community volunteers had a chance to draft large-scale cartoons of their mural designs. Take a moment or two to view this video recorded at the Chalk Festival and listen to why the artists wanted to be a part of this unique community project.
Get an insider’s perspective of the new season via a special video conversation with Massoud Saidpour, director of performing arts, music, and film, and Thomas M. Welsh, associate director of music. They discuss the hottest performances from October to December while also providing details about a special thank-you event for members and VIVA! & Gala season subscribers that will take place on Wednesday, October 27, following the performance of Lizt Alfonso’s Dance Cuba.