Monday, June 14, 2010

Cleveland Museum of Art Solstice Party promises a night of great art and music

In celebration of the long-anticipated reopening of the ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, African, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and some of the medieval art galleries this Saturday night, the Cleveland Museum of Art will be hosting a global music feast, featuring artists from Burkina Faso, Benin, Syria, and New York City. Beginning at 5:30 "Eventide" ticket holders can sample hors d'oeuvres from some of the best restaurants in town, cozy up to open bars, and rub elbows with the curators in the museum's galleries. "Twilight" guests may arrive at 7:30, as the music really gets going, and "Solstice" revelers are welcome any time after 10:00PM. Ticket prices range from $175 ($120 for museum members) for Eventide admission, down to just $15 for Solstice tickets, provided you purchase them in advance. All tickets are good until closing time at 2:00AM.

Last year, as the Museum hailed the grand opening of the renovated and expanded East Wing, over 4,000 Solstice guests crowded the galleries and lined up outside waiting to get in to what turned out to be the party of the year. From the looks of this year's line-up, Solstice 2010 promises to be another incredible fete. With the reopening of the ancient, medieval, and African galleries Saturday night, the Museum will increase the quantity of art on exhibit by 60%. Don't miss your chance to be one of the first in Cleveland to glimpse the likes of Apollo Sauroktonos, and catch some hot musical artists from around the globe. Visit the Museum's fresh new website at to purchase tickets and find a detailed schedule of the Solstice festivities. I'll see you there Saturday night!

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