Chief Ayanda Clarke
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Fall Members Party 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

All CMA members are invited to celebrate the museum’s fall exhibitions, Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang, Second Careers: Two Tributaries in African Art, and Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panamá. Hear from the exhibitions’ curators, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum, and enjoy a special musical performance by Chief Ayanda Clarke, Ajibilu Awo of Osogbo, with THE FADARA GROUP in celebration of Second Careers. Chief Ayanda is a Babalawo, an Egúngún initiate, and a GRAMMY® Award–winning master percussionist. He is also the founder and CEO of THE FADARA GROUP, a Brooklyn-based company that intertwines music, culture, and spirituality.

Presenting Curators:

Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography
Kristen Windmuller-Luna, Curator of African Art
Sue Bergh, Curator of Pre-Columbian and Native North American Art
Andrea Vazquez de Arthur, Leigh and Mary Carter Director’s Research Fellow

The evening also features special appearances by director and president William Griswold and former CMA curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, joining us from his new post at the Museum of Modern Art.

CMA members will receive a digital invitation.

The event link and instructions for joining will be provided to those who RSVP.

CMA membership energizes the arts community and demonstrates pride in one of Cleveland’s leading institutions. Your support is especially important now as we offer a safe and healing experience to everyone in our community during the global pandemic. Your membership powers our work to provide the inspiration of art as a virtual museum online and to offer the opportunity for an intimate viewing of our collection on-site. Members enjoy many benefits and privileges, such as a subscription to Cleveland Art magazine, discounts at the museum store, and early access to special exhibition tickets. For more information about CMA membership, and to become a member, click here.