Wednesday February 3, 2016
Tags for: MIX: Mask on Friday, February 5, 5-9 p.m.
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MIX: Mask on Friday, February 5, 5-9 p.m.

exterior of the CMA building

MIX at CMA Celebrates Mardi Gras and Carnival with tours, activities and music

Cleveland (February 3, 2016) Celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnival at MIX: Mask. Check out masks from around the world in the galleries, and see performances about the masks we wear in our lives, inspired by works of art in the CMA collection, by students from the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative. Plus, go hands-on with a mask-themed Art Cart and unleash your creative side when you make your own Mardi Gras-style mask. Stay into the night, and grab a drink with friends while you groove to the sounds of DJ Dongo, spinning New Orleans jazz and Brazilian carnival rhythms.

We Wear the Mask
6:15 and 7:45 PM
Inspired by works of art from the CMA collections, individuals share their reflections on the masks we wear in our lives. Join the tour to hear their poems, stories and presentations. Presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative Voices from the Village.

Meet on the atrium level at the east escalators.

Make It: Masks!
Atrium, 5:00-9:00 PM
The tradition of Mardi Gras masks began when revelers sought ways to hide their identities, so people from all walks of life could celebrate together. Join the festivities by making your own Mardi Gras-inspired mask.

Art Cart: Masks: Around the World
Atrium, 5:00-7:00 PM
Experience hands-on art with the Art Cart, with the chance to handle real works of art from the education art collection. Check out African, Japanese and Native American masks.

In addition to different art projects, demonstrations and performances, MIX at CMA also features different exhibitions on view each month.

This month:
Silent Poetry: Masterworks of Chinese Painting
Through April 24, 2016, FREE
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

Imagining the Garden
Through March 6, 2016, FREE
Prints and Drawings Gallery

Members of the Cleveland Museum of Art receive discounted or free admission to the museum’s special events and exhibitions. CMA members get FREE admission to MIX events.

MIX: Mask 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 an 18 and over event.

Advance tickets $8; $10 day of event. CMA Members FREE. Reservations recommended. Call (216) 421-7350 or visit for additional information. Cash bar. Food is available for purchase in the museum's restaurant and café.


WHEN: Friday, February 5, 5:00 to 9:00 PM

WHERE: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

RESERVATIONS: Advance tickets $8, CMA members free. Tickets day of event $10. Reservations strongly recommended, call (216) 421-7350 or visit Cash bar. Food is available for purchase in the museum's restaurant and café.


February 6
Contemporary Artists Lecture Series: Zanele Muholi
2:00 p.m., Recital Hall, FREE. Reservation required at or (216) 421-7350.

March 4
MIX: Femme, 5:00–9:00 p.m.
Celebrate femininity, discover groundbreaking artworks by female artists on guided tours, and join Paola Amaras and Paul Kraly of Scribes Unlimited in a collaborative “flash writing” activity to craft a story inspired by works of art from the collection.

April 1
MIX: Pharaoh, 5:00–10:00 p.m.
Explore the blockbuster exhibition Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt and enjoy a pop-up restaurant by Provenance in the atrium with Egyptian-inspired cuisine.
Tickets $15 (includes admission to the exhibition), CMA members free.

March 13–June 12
Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt
Tickets for Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt are $15 for adults; seniors and college students $13; children ages 6–18 $7; children 5 and under are free. Museum members free; member guests $7

Contact the Museum's Media Relations Team:
(216) 707-2261