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Atrium scene during MIX

MIX: Fela

On Sale for Members: Monday, July 1, 2024

On Sale for General Public: Monday, July 1, 2024

Friday, August 2, 2024, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Location:  ATRM Atrium
Ames Family Atrium
All Galleries Open
Ticket Required; Free for Members

About The Event

MIX is a 21+ event.

Art, music, cocktails: something different every month.

MIX: Fela

Join us on August 2 at MIX: Fela to celebrate the legacy of Fela Kuti, who passed away on August 2, 1997. Kuti was a Nigerian musician and activist who popularized Afrobeat, a musical style that fuses American blues, jazz, and funk with traditional Yoruba music. All evening, DJ Mark Who? (Mark Matthews), the cofounder of Cleveland’s famous Sanctuary dance parties, spins an array of Afrobeat ranging from classic Kuti hits to contemporary tracks influenced by Kuti. Themed food and drink items, including cocktails, beer, and wine, are available to purchase from Bon Appétit. Guests are also invited to view the museum’s special exhibition Korean Couture: Generations of Revolution. Dress to impress and get your groove on at this Friday-night extravaganza!

Disclaimer: No full-face masks, heavy face paint, glitter, weapon-like props, or excessively oversize costumes are permitted. All outfits are subject to security screening. The Cleveland Museum of Art may refuse entry to any visitor whose attire does not comply with these requirements.

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Visit CMA's Ingalls Library to browse through issues of Nigeria Magazine and read about the country’s thriving arts and culture scene between the 1960s and 1980s. These issues cover the best of contemporary and historical art, theater, poetry, and cultural debates, featuring some of the biggest names in African art and literature. Ingalls Library is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Ticket prices

Additional discounts may apply. Member benefits vary depending on level.

Parking

Normal member/nonmember rates apply.

Prepaid parking is not available on this date. All parking is paid on arrival.

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