If you’ve been reading about our annual Parade the Circle event this year, you may know a little about our guests, La Troupe des Masques de Boni. These artists, musicians, and dancers are from Burkina Faso, on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert in Africa.
Since May 27, we’ve been hosting artists from Boni, Burkina Faso. The artists will headline the 21st annual Parade the Circle event on Saturday, June 12, and be featured in the Going Global Family Day to open our newest galleries on Sunday, June 27.
Award-winning performer Tanya Tagaq will bring her unique style of Inuit throat singing to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) VIVA! & Gala performing arts series on Wednesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. This performance, in the museum’s newly refurbished Gartner Auditorium, marks the Cleveland debut for Tagaq, who has been described as “mind-blowing” (Time Out UK), “fiercely contemporary” (New York Times) and “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times). Inuit throat singing originated as a vocal contest between two women.
This weekend, the Cleveland Museum of Art will debut its first exhibition of Native American art since the 1970s. Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection features 120 masterworks drawn from the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Break out the beads! It’s Mardi Gras time!
The Cleveland Museum of Art brings the flavor and festivities of the Cajun bayou to Cleveland with a Mardi Gras celebration on Friday, Feb. 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Revelers can dine on a Mardi Gras themed buffet; enjoy refreshments at our cash bar featuring a signature cocktail; create a dazzling carnival mask; and dance to the music of DJ Adam Ritenour.
Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased by calling 1-888-CMA-0033 or online
The Cleveland Museum of Art is now just a little more than a month away from reaching another exciting milestone in our building expansion and renovation project. In February, we’ll celebrate the reopening of Gartner Auditorium, ushering in a new era for our VIVA! & Gala performing arts series.
On Monday, January 18, the Cleveland Museum of Art will open its doors for a daylong, free festival of art and music in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Family-friendly activities, storytelling and song will fill the galleries to promote Dr. King’s vision of understanding and acceptance.
Imagine an orchestra of pitched percussion instruments. The exotic rhythms are created with a mix of gongs, metallophones, zithers, xylophones and drums. The sound evokes the rich culture of Indonesia, where this type of ensemble is integral to the court and sacred music of the nation. At the same time, the sights are a feast for the eyes, as the performers don brightly colored robes, flowers and head wraps. That’s the experience the CMA is presenting when it brings Evan Ziporyn to town on Friday, January 8, along with his 30-member Gamelan Galak Tika.
clip_image00211.jpgFashion designers are descending on Cleveland this Sunday for the 6th Annual Wearable Art Fashion Show and Boutique hosted by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art.