Welcome, Summer! Cleveland Museum of Art Solstice Celebration

Joshua Light Show turned the Cleveland Museum of Art into a psychedelic canvas.

Joshua Light Show turned the Cleveland Museum of Art into a psychedelic canvas.

What better way to welcome summer than with the 6th annual Cleveland Museum of Art Summer Solstice!

Thousands jammed the Museum and grounds as they partied the night away on the longest day of the year. Over 6,000 guests attended this year’s Solstice as they enjoyed music, food and an amazing light show that turned the Museum exterior into a psychedelic canvas.

Eight global musicians performed on two stages both indoors and out. Guests were also welcome to explore the museum’s galleries, getting a first hand glimpse of the museum’s newest exhibit, “Yoga, The Art of Transformation.”

“Transformation” is a good word to use in describing the way the classic look of the museum grounds and architecture offered a fluid and dynamic way to see things a little differently for one night.

Esoteric music offering sounds of Caribbean, Latin, superhip electronics, a Turkish DJ who spun a magical trance, musicians of Central Asia and more added a sonic backdrop to the Joshua Light Show’s throwback to the visuals of the 60’s Fillmore East on the museum facade.

It all added up to an immersion into summer, Cleveland-style. A great way to cut loose after a long, hard winter.

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