Events and Programs

Celebrate Your Inner Artist at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival

CLEVELAND (Aug. 9, 2010) – The Cleveland Museum of Art will hold its 21st annual Chalk Festival on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 19, from noon to 5 p.m. Members of the community are encouraged to create their own street paintings using colorful chalk alongside featured artists. As always, there is no charge to enjoy the art and entertainment. New this year, visitors also will get a sneak peek at the draft designs for several community mural projects that will be installed this fall in East Cleveland, Fairfax, Glenville and Hough.

The Cleveland Museum of Art's Print Club of Cleveland Hosts the 26th Annual Fine Print Fair

CLEVELAND (Aug. 31, 2010) — The Print Club of Cleveland's Fine Print Fair, the city's largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints, returns for its 26th year beginning Friday, Sept. 24, and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 26, at Corporate College in Warrensville Heights. This year's fair, which is the second longest running event of its kind in the nation, will feature 14 dealers exhibiting and selling fine prints that range from old master to contemporary.

New Yorker Critic Paul Goldberger to Discuss Why Architecture Matters at Cleveland Museum of Art

CLEVELAND (Sept. 1, 2010) — Renowned architecture critic and scholar Paul Goldberger will focus on how buildings affect our lives both physically and emotionally when he visits Cleveland on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art Speakers Series. Goldberger's lecture, titled "Why Architecture Matters," will take place in the museum's Gartner Auditorium.

Derek Krueger, Distinguished Byzantine Expert, Investigates the "Religion of Relics"

CLEVELAND (Sept. 9, 2010) – Dr. Derek Krueger, the Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will explore the religion of relics in early Byzantium during the annual Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, in the Cleveland Museum of Art's Gartner Auditorium. The free lecture provides a thought-provoking preview for the museum's major fall exhibition Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe, which opens on Oct. 17.

Plain Dealer's Steven Litt and University Circle's Chris Ronayne to Discuss Progress of University Circle Development, Oct. 20

CLEVELAND (Sept. 24, 2010) – On Wednesday, Oct. 20, Steven Litt, the Plain Dealer's art and architecture critic, and Chris Ronayne, president of University Circle Inc., will provide an update on recent progress in the development of Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood. The free event, which will take place at the Cleveland Museum of Art, is open to the public, with coffee at 10 a.m. and the program from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the museum's recital hall. A question and answer session follows.

Seventh Annual Wearable Art Fashion Show and Boutique Showcases Regionally Designed Garments, Oct. 17

CLEVELAND (Sept. 27, 2010) — The Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art hosts its seventh annual Wearable Art Fashion Show and Boutique on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LaMalfa Conference Center, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, on 5783 Heisley Road in Mentor.

Museum Announces the Wedding Picture Project

The Cleveland Museum of Art's beautiful grounds have long been one of the city's most popular destinations for wedding photographs. Beginning this Valentine's Day, the public is invited to submit a photograph taken on museum grounds from their own, or a relative's wedding day or commitment ceremony and be entered into a drawing to win a romantic weekend for two in University Circle. Select photographs will be included in the museum's archives as well as on the museum's blog and Facebook page.

Cleveland Museum of Art Welcomes Summer with Annual Solstice Party

CLEVELAND (May 4, 2011) – For the third year, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) invites the community to celebrate the beginning of summer's long days and hot nights with the annual Summer Solstice Party on Saturday, June 25 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Guests will globetrot via performances on the main stage by musicians from around the world, and the museum's galleries will be open until 2 a.m. From grooving to Afro-Saharan sounds to a rogue marching band, partygoers will eat, drink and dance the night away.

Celebrate the Season at the Winter Lights Lantern Festival throughout December

CLEVELAND (November 15, 2011) —The Cleveland Museum of Art presents the 18th annual Winter Lights Lantern Festival from December 2–31, 2011. The lanterns will be displayed outside on Wade Oval, inside the museum, and for the first time, on the new east wing terrace. Inspired by cross-cultural ceremonial lighting traditions, the community arts festival is a seasonal museum celebration and a component of University Circle Inc.'s Holiday CircleFest on Sunday, December 4.

A New Music Commission Brings Chinese Master Instrumentalists to the Cleveland Museum of Art's VIVA! & Gala Performing Arts Series

CLEVELAND (November 21, 2011) – The Cleveland Museum of Art's VIVA! & Gala Performing Arts Series presents the world premiere of a musical commission titled Chinese Art Music: Yang Wei and Ensemble on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the museum's Gartner Auditorium.


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