Video interview with Kayhan Kalhor for Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project.
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!
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.
Gleaned from a prized and relatively unknown group of objects in the museum’s wide-ranging Asian collection, this exhibition of Kalighat paintings will allow visitors an opportunity to view these rarely displayed Indian paintings, considered to be the beginning of modernism in Indian art.
View this video perspective from guest curator Deepak Sarma that reviews a painting of the goddess Kali, the namesake for the city Kalighat (Calcutta).
European Paintings and Sculpture Curator Jon Seydl and Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductor James Feddeck discuss a few works in our galleries that connect to the chamber music concert series, Italian Masterworks. This collaboration will bring The Cleveland Orchestra to play in the museum’s Gartner Auditorium for the first time. In this five-video series, the two scholars ponder the connections between the painters and composers, the meanings of the works they created, and what these works might tell us about the times in which they lived.
Four local artists, along with members of neighborhoods bordering the museum: Fairfax; Glenville; Hough and East Cleveland have taken part in designing and creating vibrant community murals. At this year’s 21st annual Cleveland Museum of Art’s I Madonnari Chalk Festival, the mural artists and community volunteers had a chance to draft large-scale cartoons of their mural designs. Take a moment or two to view this video recorded at the Chalk Festival and listen to why the artists wanted to be a part of this unique community project.
Get an insider’s perspective of the new season via a special video conversation with Massoud Saidpour, director of performing arts, music, and film, and Thomas M. Welsh, associate director of music. They discuss the hottest performances from October to December while also providing details about a special thank-you event for members and VIVA! & Gala season subscribers that will take place on Wednesday, October 27, following the performance of Lizt Alfonso’s Dance Cuba.
While you may have heard all about this year’s musical acts (and, if you haven’t, you really should check them out in this online video preview), there’s more fun to be had at our second Summer Solstice Party this Saturday, June 19.
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.
So much goes on behind the scenes at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Our new web site lets online visitors explore areas of the museum that are not always visible to the public and meet some of the people who give generously of their time to help ensure that everyone’s museum visit is a great one.
The next time you’re visiting the site, be sure to check out the following new features: