Celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnival at MIX: Mask! Check out masks from around the world in the galleries with performances by students from the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, go hands-on with a mask-themed Art Cart, and unleash your creative side when you make your own Mardi Gras-style mask. Plus, check out the special exhibitions "Silent Poetry: Masterworks of Chinese Painting" and "Imagining the Garden."
MUSIC: DJ Dongo 5:00–9:00 p.m., atrium. New Orleans jazz to Brazilian carnival rhythms.
TOURS: We Wear the Mask 6:15 & 7:45PM. Inspired by works of art from the CMA collections, students (Aaron Perine, Amber Love, and Gabrielle Sudik) share their reflections on the masks we wear in our lives. Join the tour to hear their poems, stories, and presentations. Presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative's Voices from the Village. Tours meet at the top of the east escalator.
ART ACTIVITIES: Make It! Masks! 5–9PM., atrium. The tradition of Mardi Gras masks began when revelers sought ways to hide their identities, so people from all walks of life could celebrate together. Join the festivities by making your own Mardi Gras-inspired mask.
ART CART: Masks: Around the World 5–7PM, atrium. Experience hands-on art with the Art Cart, with the chance to handle real works of art from the education art collection. Check out African, Japanese, and Native American masks.
Advance tickets $8; $10 day of event. CMA members FREE. Reservations recommended. Cash bar. Food available for purchase in the museum’s restaurant and café. Join CMA on the first Friday evening of each month for an ever-changing mix of art, music, and mingling. MIX is an 18-and-over event.