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This Week at CMA: 8.519–8.11.19 – CMA Thinker

This Week at CMA: 8.519–8.11.19 - CMA Thinker


This Week at CMA: 8.519–8.11.19 – CMA Thinker


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

Ámà: The Gathering Place, 2019. Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977). Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Cleveland Museum of Art

Ámà: The Gathering Place

“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.

Video courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art via YouTube.

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. Learn more #ontheblog here.

Photo credit: Peter Hujar, courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust

Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration
Wed, 8/7, 6:00–7:15 p.m.
FREE, tickets
Join us for a collaboration with DANCECleveland, as we celebrate a century of artistic expression with legendary dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham and his influence on culture. This lecture-performance features a performance of Fielding Sixes by Malpaso Dance Company, the first Cuban company ever to be given a work by Merce, and a talk by Ken Tabachnick, Executive Director of the Merce Cunningham Trust. Free, tickets required. Presented by DANCECleveland and Cleveland Museum of Art.

Image courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art.

Open Studio
Every Sun, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us for drop-in art making in our Make Space. Everyone is encouraged to imagine, experiment, and create.

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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