Celebrate the official opening of a space like none other in Cleveland—or anywhere else! Conceived by architect Rafael Viñoly as the centerpiece of his design for the museum's renovation and expansion, the atrium completely transforms the visitor's experience. A grand, open piazza at the core of the museum complex, the atrium is a place to congregate, a source of airy light, and a reference point for greatly simplified navigation throughout the galleries.The atrium was also intended from the beginning to serve as a civic space, a great public gathering place for all Clevelanders, and this weekend's festivities thus welcome the entire community to come and enjoy each other's company in Cleveland's great museum.
Admission is free. Shuttle buses will run to and from area neighborhoods. Check back as the date nears for updated information.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY
Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes exhibition open all day (FREE)
A welcome from the director
Presentations by groups from a broad variety of Cleveland's cultural communities
Docents and curators speaking in the galleries
Fresh local fare in the new restaurant and café from chef partner Douglas Katz
Music and dance, including performances by Inca Son
Hands-on art activities
A giant commemorative photo with everyone in it