Every third Saturday of each month, stop by the Ames Family Atrium between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to get a firsthand look at the art-making process. Each session will provide you the opportunity to engage and interact with a different Northeast Ohio maker during pop-up demonstrations and activities. See their work unfold and learn how artists create. Explore a related selection of authentic objects from the CMA’s education art collection in a pop-up Art up Close session. See, think, and wonder.
What does the “American dream” mean to you? In conjunction with the Cleveland Orchestra's Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival: The American Dream, the Cleveland Museum of Art asked people across Cleveland how works of art can speak to the idea of the “American dream.” Their responses are displayed as a series of temporary Community Voice labels throughout the museum. Join two of the project participants—cultural anthropologist, author, educator, activist, songwriter, and storyteller Dr. Raquel Ortiz and poet, artist, and creative arts teacher Raja Belle Freeman—for a series of performances and readings in response to collection objects.
Schedule of Performances and Readings
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Interactive bomba performance by Dr. Raquel Ortiz in response to Rashid Johnson, Standing Broken Men. Bomba is an Afro-Puerto Rican dance and musical style, a manifestation of Puerto Rico’s long history of using art as a form of resistance.
Ames Family Atrium
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Raja Belle Freeman, reading of “Things They Never Told Marilyn about the Pedestal they Placed Her on” in response to Andy Warhol, Marilyn x 100
Paula and Eugene Stevens Gallery (gallery 229A)