On the afternoon of Saturday, June 8, Wade Oval will come alive with color, art, music, and creativity. The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle is Greater Cleveland’s signature summer event and it is just around the corner. In anticipation of our annual celebration, we spoke with two of Parade the Circle’s veteran staff for a behind-the-scenes look at how this one-of-a-kind event comes together.
Parade the Circle
In preparation for the Cleveland Museum of Art's Parade the Circle, stilt walkers practice their moves. Don't forget: Parade the Circle is Saturday, June 11. Parade begins at noon, and Circle Village will be open on Wade Oval from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See you at the Parade!
As they prepare for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s 2011 Parade the Circle, six guest artists sprawl their talents out across the large outdoor tent, combining sculpture, painting, scenic design, construction, and clothing design to collaborate on the three giant puppets that will tell the Hindu myth of Shakuntala, the love story of a cursed princess.
We're just 3 weeks away from the Parade the Circle 2011 on Saturday, June 11 at noon. The guest artists are already in town and parade participants are busy crafting creations in the tent. Enjoy some highlights from last year in this video.
In this new series, we will periodically be sharing sounds that give a behind the scenes perspective of all that is going on at the museum. First up, check out this sound from Parade the Circle 2010.
By Helen Cherry Guest Blogger As the days grow shorter and darkness descends on us earlier and earlier, head down to the museum to see “Winter’s Whimsical World” in the museum’s lower level lobby. This wonderful guest lantern display filled with imaginary human and animal sculptures was created by 17 Hawken High School art students and their teacher Denise Buckley and will bring a smile to your face and a warm glow to your soul.
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.