Check out these must-attend events this week at the CMA.
Ámà: The Gathering Place
Opens Fri, 8/2
“One of Europe’s Fastest-Rising Stars” — Kate Brown, artnet
Artist Emeka Ogboh integrates sound, sculpture, and textiles in the first commissioned artwork for the Ames Family Atrium. Ogboh compares the museum’s atrium to the ámà — or village square — the physical and cultural center of Igbo life in southeast Nigeria, where he was born. The artist DJs at MIX: Lagos on Fri, 8/2, and discusses this site-specific project on Sat, 8/3.
Celebrate Ámà: The Gathering Place, an immersive sound, textile and sculpture installation by artist Emeka Ogboh. Hear Ogboh deliver an Afropop DJ set and enjoy performances from Djapo Cultural Arts Institute and art activities led by Sankofa Fine Art Plus.
City Stages: BKO
The museum’s popular summer concerts return. The City Stages series presents acclaimed global music artists on a neighborhood stage outside Transformer Station. BKO plays contemporary Malian music.
Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders
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.
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.