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.
Events and Programs
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.
CLEVELAND (December 16, 2011) – For the first time in museum history, the Cleveland Museum of Art is assembling distinguished business and government leaders in a symposium to discuss how Cleveland can learn and benefit from China's successful emergence as one of the world's leading economies in the 21st century; and how the expertise of the symposium's panelists can influence the development of an international business agenda for Northeast Ohio.
The Cleveland Museum of Art holds its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The event will feature:
CLEVELAND (March 13, 2012) – Cleveland's third official TEDx event, TEDxCLE will take place from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. At TEDxCLE, Cleveland's innovators will speak on a variety of topics in order to highlight areas in which Cleveland is excelling and reinventing itself. This is the first time the event will be held at CMA. Tickets for last year's event sold out in two hours and we plan for a sellout crowd of 685 this year.
Speakers have been confirmed and are listed below:
Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity
For the second year, the Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates the Community of Relationships: Community Mural Project. Take a free trolley tour of public murals painted by Cleveland artists in four neighborhoods: Hough, Fairfax, Glenville, and East Cleveland. The event will feature:
CLEVELAND (April 27, 2012) –The Cleveland Museum of Art invites the community to celebrate summer's long days and hot nights at Solstice, the region's premier music festival of its kind, on Saturday, June 30 from 7:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Solstice, the museum’s annual summer music festival and late-night bash, is right around the corner. In the spirit of keeping things jumping all night long, we are driving attention to local street cuisine by inviting some of the city’s best food trucks onto the premises.
If you’ve visited Wade Oval in recent weeks, you may have noticed the large white tent that took up residence next to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in late April. This is the Cleveland Museum of Art’s parade workshop tent, an annual fixture that serves as a home base for guest artists, community groups, and families and individuals participating in Parade the Circle.