Friday February 2, 2018
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Tonight! The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents MIX: Soul

exterior of the CMA building

Friday, Feb. 2nd event features soulful music, inspired tours and themed cocktails

Cleveland, OH (February 2, 2018) – Come dance, vibe, and enjoy a soulful concoction of music across the decades with DJ Forrest Getem Gump, inspired by Heritage: Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell, from 6:00–10:00 p.m.


Rhythm of the Soul 6:15 & 7:45 p.m. 
Explore how the rhythm of the soul is manifest in works from the permanent collection. 

Body Language 7:00 & 8:15 p.m.
Explore objects in the permanent collection that include movement and dance. 


Tell Us What Songs You Hear 6:00–10:00 p.m., Focus Gallery
When you visit Heritage, tell us what songs the artworks conjure up for you. Submit the song title and artist name at the drop box in the gallery. A collection of songs will be used in Listening Session: Heritage on Feb 9, 7:00 p.m.

Art@MIX: Soul Expression 6:00–10:00 p.m., Ames Family Atrium
Using a mixture of shapes and color, create a work that will enhance the sense of sight.

Live Art Demo 6:00–10:00 p.m., North Court Lobby
Witness artist Dakarai Akil cut and slice magazines to create visually striking collages through an Afrocentric lens.


Specialty food items by Provenance Café will be available for purchase until 9:00 p.m.

MIX: Soul Specialty Cocktail
Raspberry Sage Iced Tea

  • gin, raspberry tea, sage shrub, citrus


CMA members are admitted FREE to MIX events.

MIX: Soul 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. 


WHEN: Friday, February 2, 6:00–10:00 p.m.

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

RESERVATIONS: Advance tickets $10, CMA members free. Tickets day of event $15. Reservations strongly recommended; call 216-421-7350 or visit Cash bar. Food is available for purchase in the museum’s restaurant and café.


Listening Session: Heritage
Friday, February 9, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
FREE; registration required
An important theme in the Jarrells’ artwork is music, particularly within the context of African American heritage. Throughout the run of Heritage: Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell, we’ve collected hundreds of songs from visitors who have told us what songs they “hear” when experiencing the artworks. At this program, we’ll use the visitor-generated soundtrack as a point of conversation and storytelling between audience members and a panel that includes Gabe Pollack (Bop Stop at the Music Settlement), Jason J. Rawls (DJ J. Rawls), and Aseelah Shareef (Karamu House). Moderated by Fredara Hadley, visiting assistant professor of ethnomusicology at Oberlin Conservatory. Beats by Brittany Benton (DJ Red-I). Free; ticket required.

Meditation in the Galleries 
Saturday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. 
$5; advance registration recommended\
Gallery 244
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.

George Lewis: Experiments in Art and Music 
Saturday, February 17, 3:00 p.m.
Gartner Auditorium 
Renowned scholar and composer George Lewis discusses how the black avant-garde used music and art to highlight racial and economic injustice in Chicago between 1965 and 1975. Free; ticket required.

MIX: Expression (Kabarett)
Friday, March 2, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Graphic Discontent: German Expressionism on Paper profiles the Expressionists’ quest to produce art that was emotionally authentic just as Europe erupted into a devastating world war. The Expressionists frequented Berlin’s dynamic dance halls and cabarets, where they were inspired by the celebratory atmosphere and the performances that poked fun at legitimate theater. Here, class distinctions fell away in the pursuit of pleasure, and performers and patrons enjoyed freedom from society’s social and sexual conventions. Join us as WizBang, Cleveland’s illegitimate theatre, stages a night of dancing, kabarett, and cocktails in the spirit of Expressionist Berlin. 

MIX at CMA is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company and PNC Bank.

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(216) 707-2261