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This Week at CMA: 8.12.19–8.18.19 – CMA Thinker

This Week at CMA: 8.12.19–8.18.19 - CMA Thinker


This Week at CMA: 8.12.19–8.18.19 – CMA Thinker


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

Ámà: The Gathering Place. Image courtesy Scott Shaw Photography for 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.

The Taming of the Tarasque (detail), from Hours of Henry VIII, c. 1500. Jean Poyer (France, Tours, active 1483–1503). Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum; 25.6 x 18 cm. The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of the Heineman Foundation, 1977, MS H.8, fol. 191v

Beast or Monster? Animals in the Medieval World
Wed, 8/14
6:00 p.m.
Gartner Auditorium

Explore animals both real and imaginary in the Middle Ages with Elizabeth Morrison, senior curator of the Department of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Image courtesy of the film Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang.

Outdoor Film:
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang
Fri, 8/16
7:00 p.m.
East Bell Commons
(East Blvd. & Bellflower Rd.)

Grab your blanket and lawn chairs and join us for a FREE outdoor film screening. The documentary traces the meteoric rise of Cai Guo-Qiang — from a child in Mao’s China to a global art superstar — and his quest to realize his most ambitious project yet, Sky Ladder.

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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