Cleveland, OH (May 4, 2018) — In the 1700s, Venice was renowned for staging Europe’s most lavish and extravagant celebrations. There were no cameras, so rulers and aristocrats commissioned magnificent paintings to proclaim their status and document significant milestones in their lives. Some of these paintings are on display in Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe. Enjoy a night of splendor as the museum presents a spectacle of its own with live music, dancing, wearable art and specialty cocktails, plus free admission to the exhibition.
About Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe
This exhibition features outstanding masterworks by revered artists who recorded some of the most newsworthy events and impressive spectacles of 18th-century Europe. Whether depicting a triumphal procession, a joyous celebration or the catastrophic eruption of a volcano, the vibrant, colorful and often monumental paintings in Eyewitness Views re-create what it was like to witness these magnificent occasions.
Amy Notley (choreographer): Premiere of her dance performance 4 Direct Actions, accompanied by wearable art by Ron Shelton
Mourning A BLKstar: Soul, punk and electronics with futuristic beats
RA Washington (founder of Mourning A BLKstar): DJ sets
Oh So Shocking, 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Travel back in time and find artworks that evoke a sense of awe and mystery.
Shaping History, 7:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Explore objects in the permanent collection that depict, shape and even change history.
Art@MIX, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Create a collaborative collage using a landscape drawing of the Rialto Bridge as a backdrop.
FOOD & DRINK
Specialty food and drink items by Provenance Café are available for purchase until 9:00 p.m.
•Italian Crème Soda
BECOME A MEMBER
CMA members are admitted FREE to MIX events.
MIX: Spectacle 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.
WHEN:Friday, May 4, 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.
Play Day at CMA: Eyewitness Views
Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Ames Family Atrium
Celebrate the special exhibition Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe through play, art making, stories, music and movement. Talespinner Children’s Theatre performs
Jan and the Trickster: A Polish Tale of Magic, in the atrium at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Plus, enjoy free admission to the exhibition. Bring your family or come on your own; expect activities for all ages.
Mother’s Day at the CMA
Sunday, May 13, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Museum of Art hosts a day of programs to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13. Highlights include free admission for mom to the special exhibition Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe; the opportunity to view the newly redesigned Tiffany and Fabergé galleries; and Mother’s Day brunch at Provenance, the museum’s fine dining restaurant. Visitors can also enjoy guided tours of the collection, a curated and dynamic view of works celebrating mom in ARTLENS Gallery, and art-making activities for the entire family. CMA members receive exclusive discounts at the restaurant, café and store.
Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe
On view through May 20
FREE admission for mom
Hurry! Final weeks
View outstanding masterworks by revered artists who recorded some of the most newsworthy events and impressive spectacles of 18th-century Europe. Whether depicting a triumphal procession, a joyous celebration or the catastrophic eruption of a volcano, the vibrant, colorful and often monumental paintings in Eyewitness Views re-create what it was like to witness these magnificent occasions.
Adults $12, seniors and college students $10, children 6–17 and member guests $6, children 5 and under and CMA members free
Tiffany and Fabergé Galleries
Galleries 209 and 211
Visit the Tiffany and Fabergé galleries to see the museum’s superb collections of works by American designer Louis Comfort Tiffany and his Russian counterpart, Peter Carl Fabergé. The newly redesigned galleries position the artists’ works so they face one another more directly: Fabergé heralding traditional, historicist designs, and Tiffany trumpeting the modern notes of the Art Nouveau. The galleries are named in honor of the Ruth and Charles Maurer Family and the Cara and Howard Stirn Family, respectively.
Mother’s Day Brunch
$14–$20; reservations required
Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch designed just for her. Make your reservation at 216-707-2600. Members receive a 10 percent discount at the restaurant and café.
Enjoy curated views of works celebrating mom on the Collection Wall, discover hidden details in a selection of Mother’s Day–themed objects on the Reveal and Zoom Wall, or curate your own tour of the collection using the ArtLens App.
For more information about the ArtLens app, visit ClevelandArt.org. ArtLens is free to download to iPads or iPhones (running iOS9 or higher) and to Android devices (4.4+), from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
FREE; no registration required
Drop-in to our Make Space and create an original artwork for mom. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to imagine, experiment and create.
Take mom on a guided tour, and learn new perspectives about the works in our collection. Tours depart from the information desk in the Ames Family Atrium.
CMA Store: Member Discount
Celebrate mom with something special from the CMA store. Members receive a 15 percent discount.
Friday, June 1, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
The CMA’s galleries are dynamic and always changing. The most recent acquisition to the African art collection, Totem 01/01/18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota) by Hervé Youmbi, combines four mask genres from disparate cultures in five African countries to create a symbol of power. Celebrate African culture with Afrobeat and grooves by DJ Mark Mathews, art activities and gallery tours exploring African art.
MIX at CMA is sponsored by PNC Bank and Great Lakes Brewing Company.
Contact the Museum's Media Relations Team: