Did you get to know Gauguin at the Cleveland Museum of Art this fall? If you are not one of the more than 50,000 people who’ve already seen Paul Gauguin: Paris, 1889 (or if you just want to catch the show again), there’s still time. But you’ll need to hurry. The exhibition, co-organized by us with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, closes on Monday, January 18, and Cleveland is the only city in America where you can see it.
Events and Programs
Imagine an orchestra of pitched percussion instruments. The exotic rhythms are created with a mix of gongs, metallophones, zithers, xylophones and drums. The sound evokes the rich culture of Indonesia, where this type of ensemble is integral to the court and sacred music of the nation. At the same time, the sights are a feast for the eyes, as the performers don brightly colored robes, flowers and head wraps. That’s the experience the CMA is presenting when it brings Evan Ziporyn to town on Friday, January 8, along with his 30-member Gamelan Galak Tika.
Performance art, an electro-squiggle band, and student art are just a few of the things you’ll be able to find this Friday at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s special After Hours party. We’re keeping the museum open extra late from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and we’re inviting you to stop by and help us keep the party going all night.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest and congratulations to Blaire Bomber for winning the drawing! She correctly answered that the first painting is the fake and the second is the real Vermeer. For answering correctly and winning the drawing Blaire will be receiving a copy of Jonathan Lopez’s book The Man Who Made Vermeers.
You’ve heard of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and Balloon Boy, but have you ever heard of Han van Meegeren, the man who forged Vermeer paintings and fooled the Nazis?
If you couldn’t make it to our first TGIF event or really enjoyed the first one then we have some good news for you. This Friday we’re having another happy hour at the museum and this time we’ll be offering something a little unusual. Instead of wine, we’ll be serving absinthe, the other iconic French drink. We’ll be staging our own l’heure verte (the green hour) from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., just as Gauguin would have.
Thanks to everyone who came out on Friday and helped to make our first TGIF such a success! We hope you had as much fun as we did. If you didn’t make it, you missed quite the party. Wine was flowing freely and everyone had a blast mingling amid the music. If Gauguin could have been there he would definitely have said c'est magnifique! To say the least, everyone enjoyed the fine French wines, the delectable h'ordeuvres and all the amazing art in the Gauguin exhibition. Who wouldn’t have fun with that?
tgif_sqr1.gifToday most people use Friday as an excuse to hit the town and unwind with a few drinks. Hey, you worked hard all week, you deserve it! Gauguin, on the other hand never needed such an excuse. He drank no matter what day of the week it was. So, in celebration of Gauguin's free-spirited nature we're having happy hour at the m
clip_image00211.jpgFashion designers are descending on Cleveland this Sunday for the 6th Annual Wearable Art Fashion Show and Boutique hosted by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
“The first stage is like ordinary drinking, the second when you begin to see monstrous and cruel things, but if you can persevere you will enter in upon the third stage where you see things that you want to see, wonderful curious things.” – Oscar Wilde on drinking absinthe
The Green Muse, El Diablo Verde, the Green Curse of France, whatever you call it absinthe is a force to be reckoned with. This highly alcoholic liquor made of distilled herbs most notably wormwood, green anise, and fennel tastes like black licorice and looks like Scope.