Art Atrium to get Cleveland Museum of Art pumping

October 8, 2012 by  

The official opening of the art atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, located just north of Parma, is scheduled to take place towards the end of the month. A celebration will be held from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm to commemorate the occasion and celebrate the opening of a space proclaimed to be unlike any other anywhere in Cleveland, or anywhere else, for that matter. Remarks about the art atrium will be made at 2:00 pm.

The new atrium is a concept that was originally conceived and designed by architect Rafael Viñoly. It was designed to serve as the centerpiece for the museum expansion and is intended to transform the experience of visitors to the museum.

As an open piazza placed at the heart of the complex, the art atrium is designated as a place for visitors to congregate and experience a sense of airiness and lightness directly at the core of the museum. It is also intended to simplify visitors’ navigation through the various galleries within the museum.

The atrium was additionally intended to serve as a gathering place for all Clevelanders and other visitors to the area. The festivities planned for the opening of this grand place include a welcome speech, presentations from a variety of cultural communities, music, dance, and hands-on art activities. Banner printing is often used at such occasions to help direct visitors to various areas and to celebrate the special occasion.

Set to open on Sunday, October 28, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located at 11150 East Boulevard. Admission to the opening of the art atrium is free and shuttle buses will operate throughout the day, running to and from area neighborhoods.