Events and Programs
CLEVELAND (September 6, 2012) – The Cleveland Museum of Art will host the 23rd annual Chalk Festival on Saturday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 from noon to 5:00 p.m. The Chalk Festival is a free, family-friendly event featuring street paintings in colorful chalk and live music. Professional chalk artists, local community groups, families and individual participants will demonstrate their chalk art on the museum's south-side pathways, which wind through the Fine Arts Garden and down to Wade Lagoon.
The 2012–2013 VIVA! & Gala season launches on Friday, October 26 with a high-energy, interactive performance by Inca Son (Sound of the Inca). Audience members will have the unique chance to hear and see the traditional music, dance, and attire of an ancient Andean culture renowned for its vibrancy and sophistication.
CLEVELAND (April 12, 2010) – On Wednesday, May 12, WCPN's Around Noon host Dee Perry will lead area college students in a panel discussion at the Cleveland Museum of Art titled "Populating the Future of University Circle." The free event is open to the public, beginning with a reception at 5 p.m. and program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the museum's newly renovated Gartner Auditorium.
CLEVELAND (April 28, 2010) — A favorite Northeast Ohio family tradition, Parade the Circle returns this summer with an all-new African connection designed to complement the narratives featured in the latest galleries opening at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Presented by the museum in partnership with University Circle Inc, Parade the Circle and Circle Village will take place on Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, with the parade at noon.
CLEVELAND (April 29, 2010) – On Saturday, June 19, the Cleveland Museum of Art will celebrate the longest day of the year with an all-night party welcoming the newest gallery openings. Revelers for the 2010 Summer Solstice Party are invited to globetrot through new galleries of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Byzantine, medieval and African art, as well as prints, drawings and more, while enjoying international musicians from Africa, the Middle East and the United States. The party will take place throughout the entire museum complex and on its south lawn, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.