City Stages, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s acclaimed free outdoor summer concert series featuring the best in global music, returns to Hingetown with three dynamic performances in July. These block parties take place in front of Transformer at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2024 with Mexico-based Pahua; Wednesday, July 17, with Haiti- and Canada-based Wesli; and Wednesday, July 31 with Brazil-based Bia Ferreira .

Seating is limited—bring camp chairs and enjoy an evening of music and dancing in the street.

Free parking is available in the Lutheran Hospital lot located at West 28th Street and Franklin Boulevard.

Transformer Station is located at 1460 West 29th Street (at the corner of Church Avenue), Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Transformer Station remains open until 9:00 p.m. during City Stages.

On City Stages Wednesdays, CMA members receive 10% off at Verbena Free Spirited ShoppeJukebox, and Patron Saint.

Picturing the Border

Sunday, July 21, 2024–Sunday, January 5, 2025
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Galleries | Gallery 230


Picturing the Border presents photographs of the US–Mexico borderlands from the 1970s to the present taken by both border residents and outsiders. They range in subject matter from intimate domestic portraits, narratives of migration, and proof of political demonstrations to images of border crossings and clashes between migrants and the US border patrol. The earliest images in this exhibition form an origin story for the topicality of the US–Mexico border at present, and demonstrate that the issues of the border have been a critical point of inquiry for artists since the 1970s. Many serve as counternarratives to the derogatory narratives of migration and Latino/as in the US that tend to circulate in the mass media.

Capitalizing on the prevalent issues of the border today, Picturing the Border aims to spark vital conversations of what constitutes citizenship, as well as complex negotiations of personal identity as it relates to the border. The exhibition shows through these images that Latinx, Chicano/a, and Mexican photographers have significantly rethought what defines citizenship, nationality, family, migration, and the border beyond traditional frameworks for decades.

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