Events and Programs

Parade the Circle Welcomes African Artists from Burkina Faso on June 12

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.

Summer Solstice Party Returns to the Cleveland Museum of Art on June 19 with International Flair

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.

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

WHAT:
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.

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