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Events for August 6, 2019

Live Creative Studio

August 6, 2019, 11AM - 4PM Tues-Fri

During the museum’s weekday hours, families are invited to pop-in for a hands-on artmaking challenge where they can explore the process of self-expression through the use of unique art mediums and techniques, guided by our friendly studio instructors.

Live Creative Studio

August 6, 2019, 11AM - 4PM Tues-Fri

Live Creative Studio

Beat the summer heat and chill-create-repeat in our fresh new studio space designed for busy families on-the-go. Back by popular demand, our Live Creative Summer Studio returns, complete with a brand new home in the museum’s Mary S. and David C. Corbin Family Foundation Gallery and the adjoining Rory and Dedee O’Neil Lobby. During the museum’s weekday hours, families are invited to pop-in and explore the process of idea-making with unique art mediums and techniques, guided by our friendly studio instructors. During all other open hours, enjoy the space on your own at hands-on creation stations inspired by the artwork on view. No registration needed.

Making art in the studio is only the beginning! That’s why we’ve designed a balanced space where the process of meaningful mess-making is paired with thoughtful wandering or tinkering. The relaxing gallery space near the active lobby work area is designated for self-directed constructive play where children and adults alike can look closely at and respond to fresh, new art made by Ohio working artists at all stages of their career who create textiles, sculpture, paintings, and even wallpaper. From grandparents to tots, and everyone in between, let the elements of art inspire you. Make meaningful summer memories and soak up those small shining moments of wonder together. Make your inner artist happy every day!

Free for members and all children (age 17 and under with an adult) every day. Regular museum admission applies for non-member adults Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with the exception of Free Thursdays when admission is free to all.

Exhibitions and programming in the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery, including the Live Creative Studio, are made possible with support from the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation with additional funding from OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Peg’s Foundation, Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation, Charles E. and Mabel M. Richie Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Considine.

Corbin Foundation Omnova Peg's Foundation

Celebrate Merce Cunningham's Choreography

August 6, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate a century of artistic expression with legendary dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham and his influence on culture. 

Celebrate Merce Cunningham's Choreography

August 6, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate a century of artistic expression with legendary dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham and his influence on culture.

6 pm • Audience members will have the opportunity to learn about Merce’s unique artistic expression through a discussion with Ken Tabachnick, Director of the Merce Cunningham Trust & Knight Foundation President, Alberto Ibarguen.

6:45 pm • Following the discussion, there will be a performance in the galleries of Fielding Sixes* by Malpaso Dance Company, the 1st Cuban contemporary dance company to be given a Cunningham work. The performance will be followed a Cunningham Event of Solos danced by Katharine Helen Fisher, Jessica Liu, Daniel McCusker, Polly Motley.

Seating is limited • Registration is required

Tickets Available Now: Free Akron Art Museum, NCCAkron and DANCECleveland Member 

Tickets Available August 4, 2019 at 8 am: Free Nonmember tickets

Presented by NCCAkron, DANCECleveland and Akron Art Museum.

*Fielding Sixes will be exclusively performed in northeast Ohio at The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Akron Art Museum engagements.

What is the Centennial?
The Centennial marks what would have been the great Merce Cunningham's 100th birthday. It is a celebration of a century of artistic expression through events, presentations, and discussions about Merce, dance, and his influence on culture. DANCECleveland is honored to host one of the events happening across the country.

About Merce Cunningham
Merce Cunningham was one of the greatest American dance artists. His seven-decade career was distinguished by constant innovation in which he expanded the frontiers of contemporary art, visual arts, performing arts, and music.

About Malpaso Dance Company
In the six short years since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has already become one of the most sought after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. Malpaso was the 1st Cuban company to be given a Cunningham work. 

Malpaso photograph by Nir Arieli

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