One of the city’s most popular and beloved events is upon us. The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) runs through Sunday, April 14 at Tower City Cinemas. Each year, the Cleveland Museum of Art partners with the festival to sponsor a film, and this year is no exception. We sat down with John Ewing, curator of film, to talk to him about the festival and our film The Painting.
Events and Programs
In a unique blend of awe-inspiring virtuosity of Beijing Opera acting style and visually stunning Western stagecraft, the celebrated Taiwanese actor Wu Hsing-kuo adapts themes and relationships from Shakespeare’s monumental tragedy of power and deception, King Lear. Delivering a one man tour de force, Wu Hsing-kuo simultaneously depicts multiple characters, from the maniacal Lear and his ally Gloucester, to his evil, grasping daughters and the pitiful, lonely Fool.
Graphic designer Tina Greenslade found her own design interests reflected in the tunics in Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes. “As an artist I enjoy examining ancient cultures and their works of art,” Greenslade says. “The work produced by the Wari culture speaks to my personal style through its use of pattern and color.” She is drawn towards abstraction and has recently begun to incorporate repeating geometric patterns into her work.
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.