Cleveland, OH (March 1, 2018) – Celebrate the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exhibition Graphic Discontent: German Expressionism on Paper with Wizbang!, Cleveland’s illegitimate theater, as they stage a night of dancing, performance and kabarett in the spirit of Expressionist Berlin.
The event also includes themed cocktails, a specialty German beer bar, and hip-hop, house, soul and world music by DJ Candi Fresca.
Wizbang! 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Wizbang! is a neovaudeville-style, pop-up imaginarium featuring a musical extravaganza, circus arts, comedy and theater. They’ll present three 10-minute variety entertainment experiences (dance, theater and cabaret music) inspired by Graphic Discontent.
Colorful Commentary 6:15 and 7:45 p.m.
Explore how artists expressed social and political views.
Color My World 6:15 and 7:45 p.m.
Look at the works of German artists Kiefer, Kirchner and Nolde, and discuss their language of color.
Art@MIX 6:00–10:00 p.m., Ames Family Atrium
Create bow ties and tiaras to wear as you slip into this night of art, music and merrymaking.
FOOD & DRINK
Specialty food items by Provenance Café are available for purchase until 9:00 p.m.
Specialty German Beer Bar
About Graphic Discontent: German Expressionism on Paper
Featuring around 50 prints and drawings from the CMA’s permanent collection, the exhibition profiles the Expressionists’ quest for art that was emotionally and spiritually authentic, just as Europe erupted into a devastating world war.
CMA members are admitted FREE to MIX events.
MIX: Expression (Kabarett) is part of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s MIX at CMA series. On the first Friday of each month, MIX highlights a different aspect of the museum and its collection. Art, music, cocktails—something different every month. MIX is for adults 18 and over.
WHAT:MIX: Expression (Kabarett)
WHEN:Friday, March 2, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
WHERE:The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
RESERVATIONS: $10 in advance, $15 day of event, CMA members FREE. Reservations strongly recommended; call 216-421-7350 or visit cma.org/MIX. Cash bar. Food is available for purchase in the museum’s restaurant and café.
THE PAULINE AND JOSEPH DEGENFELDER DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN CHINESE ART
Under the Open Sky—Buddhist Sutras on Chinese Mountains
Saturday, March 3, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE; registration required
Speaker: Lothar Ledderose, senior professor at Heidelberg University in Germany
Sometime between 560 and 580, Buddhist monks engraved the names of Buddhas and passages from their holy scriptures on the bare rock of mountains in present-day Shandong Province in northeastern China. With this “land art,” they transformed their homeland into the realm of the Buddha. This lecture explores these monumental carvings, which are unique in world art.
Curator Chat: Graphic Discontent
Tuesday, March 6, 12:00–12:30 p.m.
FREE; no registration required
James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery | Gallery 101
Join curator Emily J. Peters as she discusses the motivations and techniques behind prints and drawings made by German Expressionists in the early 20th century.
THE FRAN AND WARREN RUPP CONTEMPORARY ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Trevor Paglen: The Planet Is a Sensor
Wednesday, March 7, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
FREE; registration required
American artist, geographer, and author Trevor Paglen documents covert government projects and examines how human rights are imperiled in this era of mass surveillance. In his artist talk The Planet Is a Sensor, the 2017 MacArthur Fellow presents a series of projects that explore planet-scale sensing systems—from fiber-optic cables under the earth’s oceans to reconnaissance satellites in orbit to the autonomous vision systems and artificial intelligence networks that have come to inhabit the most intimate parts of our lives. Paglen offers a glimpse into some of the unseen landscapes that characterize our historical moment.
Meditation in the Galleries
Saturday, March 10, 11:00 a.m.
$5; advance registration recommended
Join us each month to clear your mind and refresh your spirit in the serene atmosphere of the glass box gallery with guided meditation sessions led by experienced practitioners. Presented in collaboration with the Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland. All are welcome; no prior experience with meditation is required. Drop-ins the day of the program will be accommodated as space permits.
Friday, April 6, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
$10 in advance, $15 day of event, CMA members FREE
Have a think and grab a drink in honor of #Rodin100. One hundred years after August Rodin’s death, his iconic sculpture The Thinker remains a symbol of philosophy, freedom, and knowledge. Join us for an evening of intellectually stimulating programming designed to spark your cerebral cortex—and your dance moves.
MIX at CMA is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company and PNC Bank.
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