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Second Sunday at the Cleveland Museum of Art

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For Mother's Day this year I got to spend the day with my oldest, basking in art, light, and sunshine.

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iNeed a Playdate at the Art Museum on Second Sunday

On the second Sunday of nearly every month, the Cleveland Art Museum hosts special crafts, sometimes performances, and of course, art work displayed based on a theme for families. Last month's theme was "Tales from India."

We learned about Indian folklore in the galleries from members of the community. We enjoyed a free performance by accomplished performer and teacher of Bharatanatyam, Sujatha Srinivasan. And we made an illuminated manuscript like the museum's Tuti-nama.

We enjoy the museum, but being able to interact and ask questions of volunteers allows for a more meaningful visit.  Most of the volunteers are incredibly patient with the kids and with the parents, too.

Indian printmaking

Cleveland Museum of Art Second Sunday Fun

We happened to go later in the day so it was not as busy. A benefit of going later is that the museum is not as crowded. You also run the risk of not having enough time to complete an activity or materials run out.

I let my guy pick which of the three activities to do first and was not surprised that he went for the manuscript activity.  Manuscripts are written by hand and decorated, usually ornately.

My kid is obsessed with the Titanic and used it as inspiration for our manuscript page. I colored the framed edges in gold while he worked on the page. We spent the majority of our time doing this project. It was worth it to color with him, talk to him, and just be with him.


Cleveland Museum of Art Second Sunday Fun

Cleveland Museum of Art Second Sunday Fun

Cleveland Museum of Art Second Sunday Fun

CMA front lawn


Hope to see you there!


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