Events and Programs

Celebrate Mardi Gras with The Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted on February 2, 2010 by ClevelandArt

Break out the beads!  It’s Mardi Gras time!

The Cleveland Museum of Art brings the flavor and festivities of the Cajun bayou to Cleveland with a Mardi Gras celebration on Friday, Feb. 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Revelers can dine on a Mardi Gras themed buffet; enjoy refreshments at our cash bar featuring a signature cocktail; create a dazzling carnival mask; and dance to the music of DJ Adam Ritenour.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased by calling 1-888-CMA-0033 or online

Special offer for Gauguin final week visitors

Posted on January 11, 2010 by ClevelandArt

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.

Experience a whole new world on Jan. 8 with Evan Ziporyn and Gamelan Galak Tika

Posted on December 30, 2009 by ClevelandArt

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.

The museum closes at 9 p.m. on Fridays ... or does it?

Posted on November 10, 2009 by ClevelandArt

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.

We have a winner!

Posted on November 10, 2009 by ClevelandArt

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.

The Green Pour

Posted on October 29, 2009 by ClevelandArt

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.

Great Success!

Posted on October 27, 2009 by ClevelandArt

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?

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