MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 20:15.


 
 
MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART!
MIX:MASK at the CMA (Cleveland Museum of Art)
 
On the evening of Friday, February 5, 2016, The Cleveland Museum of Art located at 11150 East Blvd. in University Circle, in Cleveland, Ohio, celebrated Mardi Gras at their MIX: MASK event – from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.




PROGRAM:
The event celebrated, in the new atrium, included:


Recorded Music – New Orleans Jazz to Brazilian Carnival rhythms;


Make your own Mask;


Art Cart – displaying a mask from Alaska and one made in China that you could handle with glove-covered hands and listen to knowledgeable museum staff explain their artistic features;


Gallery talks and reading of poems by students; and Cocktails. Food was available in the atrium restaurant.


The admission was $8 in advance, $10 on the day of the event, and free for members.


MEET & MIX IN THE ATRIUM:
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DINING IN THE ATRIUM:


A WIDE VARIETY OF DRINKS:
 


INTERIOR OF “GALLERY ONE” AS SEEN FROM THE ATRIUM:
 


MAKING YOUR OWN MASK:
Visitors testing their artistic skills at making masks.
 


ART CARTS:
A wooden mask from Alaska and another Made in China mask using bird feathers.
 


 
 
VISITORS WITH AND WITHOUT MASKS:
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GALLERY TALKS:
This talk involved discussion of “The Dream” a 1931 oil on canvas by
Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989). Later a student read a poem pertaining to the painting. Unfortunately, because of the loud background noise – whatever was said was not audible.
 
 
 
This talk involved discussion of “Male Torso” a 1917 brass sculpture on a
limestone pedestal by Constantin Brancusi (Romanian, 1876-1957).
 


UPCOMING MIX EVENTS:
 
*March 4, 2016, MIX: Femme, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Celebrate femininity, discover groundbreaking artworks by female artists, and more.
 
*April 1, 2016, MIX: Pharaoh, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Explore the exhibition, Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt and enjoy Egyptian-inspired cuisine.
Please visit the Cleveland Museum website for details


THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART:
The Cleveland Museum, located in University Circle, in Cleveland, Ohio, has grown since the neoclassical Historic Building opened in 1916.


The first addition, which doubled the floor space, took place in March 1958.


The North Wing, the second addition, designed by Hungarian-born U.S. architect Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) was added in 1971.


The third addition, which included a library and added more floor space, took place in 1983.


A major multi-year expansion, designed by Uruguyan-born U.S. architect Rafael Vinoly, costing $350 million, and which also included the renovation of the 1916 building was officially celebrated on December 31, 2013. During this expansion – both the 1958 and 1983 additions were demolished.


The photograph shows the majestic 1916 Building of the Cleveland Museum of Art as viewed from the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.


The photograph shows the 1916 Building of the Cleveland Museum of Art as viewed from East Boulevard.


The photograph shows the 1916 Building of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the latest addition designed by architect Rafael Vinoly.


The photograph shows the 1971 Addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art designed by architect Marcel Breuer.


CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS:
 
The Cleveland Museum of Art which opened on June 6, 1916 is celebrating 100 years of its existence with special exhibitions and events.


Here is a list of the special exhibitions. Please visit the Cleveland Museum website for details.


*Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, 10-11-15 to 01-05-16


*Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt, 03-13-16 to 06-12-16


*Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, 04-03-16 to 07-31-16


*Art and Stories from Mughal India, 07-31-16 to 10-23-16 
 
 
 

 

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Great Cultural Event

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