Events and Programs

MIX: Mask on Friday, February 5, 5-9 p.m.

Cleveland (February 3, 2016) Celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnival at MIX: Mask. Check out masks from around the world in the galleries, and see performances about the masks we wear in our lives, inspired by works of art in the CMA collection, by students from the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative. Plus, go hands-on with a mask-themed Art Cart and unleash your creative side when you make your own Mardi Gras-style mask.

The Power of Words and Expression: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Cleveland (January 18, 2015) Today the Cleveland Museum of Art will open its doors for a free daylong celebration of art, music and film in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Family-friendly activities, storytelling and song will fill the galleries to honor Dr. King’s vision of altruism and acceptance. The museum will be open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with art activities and performances from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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The Cleveland Museum of Art Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Year of Exhibitions, Celebrations and Programs both at the Museum and in the Community

CLEVELAND, OH — One hundred years ago the Cleveland Museum of Art opened its doors to the public. In 2016 the museum invites all audiences to in celebrate its 100th anniversary, honoring the past and looking ahead to the future. Program highlights include special Centennial exhibitions representing the creative genius of four continents, spanning ancient to contemporary, as well as the presentation of extraordinary individual works of art on loan from top-tier institutions all over the world, and once-in-a-lifetime events and community programs. William M.

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Womens Council Hosts Education Evening Program, “The Diplomacy of Art: How Art in Embassies Linked Cleveland with Bratislava"

On Friday, September 25, The Womens Council's Annual Education Evening Program, “The Diplomacy of Art: How Art in Embassies Linked Cleveland with Bratislava” will take place at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium. This is a free event, open to the public beginning at 6:00 p.m. Art in Embassies, an office of the U.S. State Department, curated and mounted the Art in Embassies exhibition in the Bratislava residence of former U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Theodore Sedgwick in 2011, at his request.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Shadows and Dreams: Pictorialist Photography in America Exhibition Programming

Cleveland, OH (September 16, 2015) Pictorialist Photography was the first concerted, widespread effort to release photography from the constraints of mechanical reproduction and elevate it to the status of fine art. Unique programming highlights this exhibition of American Pictorialist work and explores the themes of personal expression. Shadows and Dreams: Pictorialist Photography in America is on view in the Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery now through January 17, 2016.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Hosts the 26th Annual Chalk Festival

CLEVELAND (Sept. 14, 2015) — The Cleveland Museum of Art will host the 26th Annual I Madonnari Chalk Festival on Saturday, September 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20, from noon to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. The Chalk Festival features street paintings by professional chalk artists and local community groups, families and individuals. Participants will have an opportunity to showcase their art on the museum’s south-side plaza and throughout the pathways, which wind through the Fine Arts Garden and down to Wade Lagoon.

MIX: Global on Friday, August 7, 5-10 p.m., on CMA’s South Terrace

Enjoy August’s hot summer nights on the museum’s gorgeous south terrace as you sip a refreshing cocktail, play global games in the grass and discover art with international flair on gallery tours.

As the sun goes down, groove to the irresistible rhythms of Todo Mundo. Todo Mundo, meaning “All the World”, is one of San Diego’s hottest bands, having been voted Best World Music band (2012-2014) at the San Diego Music Awards. Their irresistible rhythms blend the musical flavors of Spanish rumba and reggae with Brazilian, Balkan and Middle Eastern styles.



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