Check out these must-attend events this week at the CMA.
Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art
NEW ARTWORKS | OPEN NOW
Members: See it FREE | Member Guests: Half Off
“The big new Shinto exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art is the latest in a long line of excellent, Cleveland-only cultural experiences dished up by one of America’s greatest art museums.” — Steven Litt via The Plain Dealer
Now with new artworks, the second rotation of “Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art” is OPEN NOW. See the new treasures from Japan. Tix purchased during the first rotation (4/9–5/19) can be redeemed to view the second rotation for free.
Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950
FINAL WEEK| FREE
Don’t miss your chance to discover the pioneering photographs of iconic American artist Gordon Parks as he chronicled life in the 20th century. Learn more about Gordon Parks from WKYC Senior Reporter Leon Bibb on the blog.
Parade the Circle
Circle Village: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
For 30 years the Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this FREE signature summer event to University Circle, which comes alive with color, music, and art for all ages. International and national guest artists join Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools, and community groups in a spectacular display of bright costumes, giant puppets, stilt dancers, handmade masks, and colorful floats.
Fri, 6/7, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Bhangra has a rich history as one of India’s most joyous dances. Celebrate the beautiful, vibrant spirit of bhangra with high-energy Punjabi music infused with tones of hip-hop. Featuring a color-filled atrium, dance performances and lessons, art activities, in-gallery experiences, and DJs Kris Koch and Samir Thaker spinning an eclectic mix of contagious bhangra beats.
Water: Edward Burtynsky
COMING SOON | FREE
Opens Sat, 6/8
Burtynsky’s global portrait explores humanity’s increasingly stressed relationship with water, the world’s most vital natural resource. These 13 hauntingly beautiful photographic images encourage us to ponder whether current water-management strategies are among humankind’s great achievements or its most dangerous failures. The CMA is pleased to present this exhibition as part of Cuyahoga50.
The Cleveland Museum of Art Staff Art Show
CMA at Transformer Station
OPEN NOW | FREE
The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to present its staff’s creativity and artistic abilities in this exhibition, which features more than 70 works by employees who collectively represent a cross-section of the museum’s broad range of departments and professions.