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The Sunsational Storyteller Series concludes this weekend, August 14, 15 and 16 with Cleveland’s own powerful poet, Mary Weems.  With a variety of times, you won’t miss out on this wonderful event.Mary Weems

  • Friday, August 14 at 5 and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 15 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 16 at 1 and 3:30 p.m.

Not only is Weems known for her poetry, but she is an accomplished playwright, author, motivational speaker, and imagination-intellect theorist. She will take audiences on a journey in the newly installed contemporary galleries of the East Wing, examining art from the 1960s looking forward.

Don’t miss this FREE event and ice cream that follows. You’re going to want a seat for this, especially since the previous Sunsational Storyteller events have sold out! Call 1-888-CMA-0033 for reservations and beat this weekend’s heat!

See you there!


Hey everyone!

Thanks for taking part in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Noodle Vision contest! 

We’ve just completed the drawing for the grand prize, a one-year membership to the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Drum roll please…

The winner is–Adam Zuccaro!  Congratulations Adam, and we hope you enjoy the amazing exhibitions and programs all year long! 

Enjoy the Summer Solstice party, and thanks to everyone who took part in this past week’s online event.

The Summer of CMA begins TODAY. Be sure to stop in beginning June 27 to see the spectacular new galleries of the East Wing, featuring modern and contemporary art, Impressionism and photography.  We have a great summer planned for you, including some hot Wednesday evenings featuring our Art on Tap events beginning next month.

See you here!

Need another great reason why the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Summer Solstice Party is the place to be to welcome in summer and preview the museums’s new East Wing?

Well, we can give you three–the Balloon Bass Trio.  What is a balloon bass, you ask?  Well, it costs about .15 to make, and is built using one round and two skinny balloons, twisted up in a way that creates a three-and-one-half octave instrument. You’ve got to see it to believe it, but trust us, it’s really cool, and it really resonates.

Balloon Bass Trio takes the stage at 8:15 p.m. June 20 as part of the Summer Solstice celebration line-up on the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Art. You can check them out here to learn more about lead balloon twister Addi Somekh and his fun and funky creations. 

More fun, performance, food and partying to come…

It’s all building up to a GREAT summer of fun at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Stay tuned…

Image: Courtesy Balloon Bass Trio

What do you get when you combine Teknochek Collision with Big Easy funk? Why a Slavic Soul Party!, of course!

Yeah…what does that mean exactly? Well, to really find out, you’ll have to attend the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Summer Solstice party  on June 20. Slavic Soul Party! (yes, there’s an exclamation point in their name, and it is warranted!) will take the stage at 9:15 p.m. on the museum grounds to help usher in the longest day of the year, and a summer filled with great art and entertainment. To get a preview of their music click here.

Loaded with brass, great vocals and a hip-hop beat, Slavic Soul Party! will keep the party booming throughout the night. 

The Summer Solstice celebration begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20 and runs until 2 a.m. June 21 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The party marks the opening of the museum’s new East Wing, which will feature modern and contemporary art, Impressionism and photography.  

It’s an exciting moment for the museum and the city of Cleveland, not to mention a party you don’t want to miss.

Be there.  You know the rest.

Image: Courtesy of Slavic Soul Party! 





In case you haven’t heard :-), the Cleveland Museum of Art is hosting a Summer Solstice Celebration , Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. to mark the opening of the museum’s new East Wing.  The party, which is open to the public, will surround the outside and fill the inside of the new 139,000-square-feet wing throughout the evening. The event marks the unveiling of the museum’s new galleries of modern, contemporary, Impressionism and photography collections.

Start off the evening at 7 p.m. with Hot Club of Detroit. The Detroit-based group, led by guitarist Evan Perri, has a Django-style gypsy jazz in the great Parisian “hot club” tradition. An accordionist, saxophonist, bassist and rhythm guitarist round out the ensemble.  You can watch and listen to them perform here, and send your comments back here to this blog.  We’d love to hear what you think!


Sounds like a great way to kick off a very memorable evening at the museum.