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MIX: Games is Aug. 5 on the Cleveland Museum of Art's south terrace from 6 to 11 p.m. and is an opportunity to celebrate the current exhibition Stag at Sharkey's: George Bellows and the Art of Sports, and the 2016 Summer Games.
Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a live projection of the opening ceremony on the exterior of the museum, courtesy of WKYC Channel 3, NBC's local affiliate, play global games in the grass and discover sport-inspired art throughout the galleries.
The evening includes the afro-punk electric sounds of Mbongwana Star, the leading exponent of Puerto Rican bomba, Plena Libre and an eclectic array of Brazilian rhythms by DJ Dongo.
Due to the popularity of MIX: Games, the museum is only offering advance ticket purchase for this event.
George Bellows and the Art of Sports
Artist George Bellows turned his passion for athletics into depictions of skill and rivalry in boxing, tennis and more. Led by Mark Cole, curator of American painting and sculpture. Meet in Gallery One.
Akbar the Great: The Man Who Created the Style
Discover the great Mughal emperor's passion for hunting, elephant riding, camel fighting, polo, falconing and his interest in the enigmatic and dangerous game of wolf-running. Led by Sonya Quintanilla, curator of Indian and Southeast Asian art. Meet in KeyBank Lobby outside the exhibition. (Exhibition is free.)
The Olympics in Art
From ancient javelin throwers to modern wrestlers, check out these depictions of Olympic events in the galleries. Meet in the Rotunda.
GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Try out games from all over the world! Play croquet, kubb, mancala and bocce on the lawn.
*Games will take place throughout the evening
6:00 p.m. until dark
Create your own boxing puppet inspired by Stag at Sharkey's. Led by museum teaching artists JoAnn Rencz and Christie Klubnik.
Pokmon Go in the Sculpture Garden
Playing the game that's been taking the world by storm? Find out more about the Pokstops on the museum grounds (and maybe catch a few Pokmon too!). Meet in the Rotunda.
BECOME A MEMBER
Members of the Cleveland Museum of Art receive discounted or free admission to the museum's special events and exhibitions. CMA members get FREE admission to MIX events.
MIX: Games is part of the Cleveland Museum of Art's MIX at CMA series. On the first Friday of each month, MIX highlights a different aspect of the museum and its collection. Art, music, cocktails; something different every month. MIX is an 18 and over event.
Reservations required. Call 216-421-7350 or visit ClevelandArt.org/MIX for additional information. Cash bar. Food is available for purchase in the museum's restaurant and caf.