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Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates Latin culture and dance with virtual MIX: Viva

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 11:48:15-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Museum of Art’s popular MIX events are back again, but virtually, with a live event celebrating Latin culture and dance fiesta in honor of its current exhibition “A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America.”

The event is scheduled for Aug. 7, from 8 to 9 p.m., and will feature Texas-based artist Michael Menchaca, whose work is on view in “A Graphic Revolution. His art combines imagery from video games with ancient Maya texts to explore Latinx identities in a contemporary landscape.

The night will begin with an original poetic response to artist Belkis Ayón’s print "I Always Return," which is on exhibition. The Young Latino Network of Cleveland will also make an appearance and engage with viewers throughout the hour in the Zoom chat.

The “Graphic Revolution” is the first exhibition to highlight the museum’s collection of works on paper produced in Latin America over the past century, representing a range of countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba and Mexico.

DJ Cause & Effect will spin contemporary and classic Latin hits like salsa, bachata, merengue and reggaeton.

It can’t be a party without food, so CMA will provide a list of Latinx-owned restaurants, including cuisines from Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Mexico.

How to join MIX:Viva:
A link to join will be posted to cma.org/mix or on the museum’s Facebook page. You can also send an email with a subject line: “MIX:Viva” to mix@clevelandart.org to receive a link in your inbox.

Attendees are encouraged to share their photos of their MIC vibe using #MIXatCMA and #museumfromhome.