Events and Programs
The entire community is invited to join in the celebration of the museum’s newest gallery openings with our Going Global Family Day on Sunday, June 27, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The afternoon is filled with free activities, including opportunities to get up close and personal with works of art from our collections, hear stories inspired by the objects in the new galleries, and see mask-making demonstrations and performances featuring our visiting artists from Africa.
While we’re loving every minute of it, hosting one of Cleveland’s biggest parties of the year takes a lot of time, resources, and people. We’ve compiled some quick numbers to show you just how much planning goes into our Summer Solstice Party. You may be surprised by what you learn!
Cleveland Museum of Art regulars should recognize the name Mark Reigelmän. The New York-based (and Cleveland-bred) artist created the memorable Wood-Pile piece at last year’s Summer Solstice celebration. Reigelmän returns as the mastermind behind this year’s Solstice installation in collaboration with Cleveland Public Art (CPA).
So what exactly should Solstice party-goers look for on Saturday? That’s our little secret! Trust us, you’ll know it when you see it.
What is it?
If you’ve been reading about our annual Parade the Circle event this year, you may know a little about our guests, La Troupe des Masques de Boni. These artists, musicians, and dancers are from Burkina Faso, on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert in Africa.
Since May 27, we’ve been hosting artists from Boni, Burkina Faso. The artists will headline the 21st annual Parade the Circle event on Saturday, June 12, and be featured in the Going Global Family Day to open our newest galleries on Sunday, June 27.
This weekend, the Cleveland Museum of Art will debut its first exhibition of Native American art since the 1970s. Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection features 120 masterworks drawn from the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.