All Together — Museum Shows Its Love for the City's Courtside Artists, Unveiling Cleveland Cavaliers Banners on Iconic 1916 Building
One of the world's premiere art museums, the Cleveland Museum of Art shows its fanatical side (and civic pride) today with the unveiling of supersized new banners on the face of its iconic 1916 Beaux-Arts building in support of one of the city's other great attractions — the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On a scale worthy of King James himself, each of the two banners — which together read "Go Cavaliers" — measures 26.5 feet wide by 23 feet high. They'll flank the south entrance of the museum throughout the Cavs' playoff journey to bring the 2010 NBA Championship home to Cleveland.
The cost of the installation is being generously donated by Glavin Industries Inc., a full-service commercial sign and industrial identification provider located in Solon, Ohio.
The banner installation will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23. Installation will be complete and the banners in full view by approximately 1:30 p.m.
Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, University Circle
ABOUT THE MUSEUM:
The Cleveland Museum of Art is nationally and internationally renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes more than 40,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. Currently undergoing a multi-phase renovation and expansion project, it is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, performing arts and art education. Admission to the museum has been free since its founding charter.
For more information about the museum or its programs, contact 888-CMA-0033 or visit www.ClevelandArt.org. To find out how the entire Cleveland Plus region is coming together in support of the Cavs, visit www.cavs.com/alltogether.
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About the Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes more than 61,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, and performing arts. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is supported by a broad range of individuals, foundations and businesses in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Additional support comes from the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund the museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. For more information about the museum, its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit ClevelandArt.org.