This Week at CMA: 7.8.19–7.14.19 – CMA Thinker

This Week at CMA: 7.8.19–7.14.19 - CMA Thinker


Check out these must-attend events this week at the CMA.

Video courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art via YouTube.

Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders
OPEN NOW
FREE
Where do monsters come from? Discover the answer in this exhibition, the first of its kind in North America. Unicorns, sirens, and dragons leapt from the minds of medieval artists to inspire fear, entertainment, and wonder.

Book of Hours, in Latin (detail), c. 1520. Illuminated by Simon Bening (Flemish, c. 1483–1561). Flanders, Bruges. Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum; 6 x 6 cm. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1907, MS M.307 (fol. 160v)
Image courtesy Jason Creps.

City Stages: Tal National
Wed, 7/10, 7:30 p.m.
Transformer Station
FREE
The museum’s popular summer concerts return. The City Stages series features acclaimed global music artists on a neighborhood stage outside the
Transformer Station. Tal National combines original music with traditional arrangements of West African folk songs.

Sonic Blossom, 2013–present. Lee Mingwei (b. 1964). Participatory performance with chair, music stand, costume, and spontaneous singing; dimensions variable. Installation view, Lee Mingwei: You Are Not a Stranger, at moCa Cleveland, 2019. Photo: David Williams. Courtesy moCa Cleveland

Lee Mingwei: Sonic BlossomPerformances:
Fridays, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26: 4:00–8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27: 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Sundays, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28: 12:00–4:00 p.m.
FREE
An interactive performance that imparts the gift of song to visitors. As artist Lee Mingwei contemplated mortality and the beauty of life, the notion of a folding and unfolding blossom became the foundation for this immersive musical experience in which a solo vocalist performs one of five of Schubert’s
Lieder.

Right: Image courtesy Scott Shaw Photography for Cleveland Museum of Art.

Studio Go Summer Series
Fridays, 7/12–7/26
FREE
Studio Go, the museum’s mobile art studio, brings hands-on art experiences to summer events and community celebrations across northeast Ohio. In this summer event series, Studio Go partners with Recess Cleveland every Friday for an outdoor experience featuring art-making, recess games, and ample outdoor activities on the CMA’s outdoor campus.

Image courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art.

Must CMA Summer
Summer at the CMA is the time to discover fun events and activities the whole family will enjoy. Must see, must do, must CMA. Read the brochure. See what makes the CMA one of the top art museums in the nation with these iconic works of art.



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