What does the term "Jazz Age" evoke in your mind? Perhaps it conjures images of women in flapper dresses drinking gin rickeys and dancing the Charleston. Or maybe it’s an image of a Gatsby-esque character walking into a lavish home filled with Art Deco–style furniture. Whatever you imagine, there’s no denying that people have long been fascinated with America in the 1920s. Northeast Ohio was a Jazz Age epicenter. Signs of this era are visible in historic Cleveland architecture and neighborhoods, and even found in your own homes, attics, and photo albums.
On view for the first time in North America, take advantage of a rare opportunity to see four bronze mourners from the tomb of Isabella of Bourbon (1436–1465) via the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, on view from 9/26—2/4/18. These mourners are on view at CMA as part of an exchange with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in which CMA’s celebrated alabaster mourners from the tomb of Philip the Bold will be part of a major exhibition this fall.
The Print Club of Cleveland’s 33rd annual Fine Print Fair is Friday, 9/15 through Sunday, 9/17 at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Browse fine prints and drawings – from old master to contemporary works – on view and available for purchase in the museum’s atrium. Admission is free to this annual event featuring dealers from across the country.
DATES & TIMES
September 15: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
September 16: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
September 17: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Experience a weekend of colorful creativity as community members join professional artists in using the walkways in and around the CMA's Fine Arts Garden as a vibrant canvas at this annual special event!
Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is FREE. Spend the weekend chalking alongside professional artists – click here for information on how to participate. Musical groups Umojah Nation (Saturday) and One World Tribe (Sunday) add to the festivities. Rain or shine.