Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Lantern Procession 5:30 p.m.
Preparatory Lantern Workshops
November 7–23, 2014
A bright and innovative way to warm up your holiday season. Inspired by centuries-old, cross-cultural traditions of ceremonial lighting displays, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival features lantern displays inside the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval. Holiday CircleFest is a free annual Circle-wide celebration presented by University Circle Inc. The museum offers an array of activities and entertainment, including workshops for making simple lanterns for the procession. The day culminates in a procession through the Environment of Lights led by illuminated dancers and giant puppets.
For questions contact Nan Eisenberg at 216-707-2483 or e-mail commartsinfo [at] clevelandart [dot] org.
2014 CMA CircleFest Activities
1:00–5:30 p.m., Lantern Procession at 5:30
Activities at the museum on Sunday, December 7 are part of the 21st annual University Circle Inc. Holiday CircleFest. The museum joins two dozen neighboring institutions for this annual community open house.
Create scenes that celebrate winter in the city.
In the spirit of Jacob Lawrence, who depicted events from the life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, share a moment from your life.
1:00–3:00—Sources of Light Art Cart
1:00–3:00—Wanna Be in Pictures?
Picture yourself in CMA works of art using distance learning technology.
1:00, 2:00, and 3:00—Guided Tours
1:30–4:30—Jazz in the Atrium
1:30—Hawken Jazz Band
3:30—The Progeny (Shaw High School students)
2:00—Guided Tour: Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography
Make a simple lantern to carry in the procession
Food and shopping throughout the afternoon.
Led by giant puppets and dancers. Starts at CMA north entrance and processes through Environment of Lights on Wade Oval.
6:00–6:30—Cookes, Cocoa, and Performance Installation in the Atrium
Follow the procession back to the atrium.