CLEVELAND: If you are looking for an interesting way to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some good options can be found in the University Circle area on Cleveland’s east side.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is offering the family-oriented event “Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
The 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 event is free and open to all ages. It features hands-on family art projects, gallery activities, art stories, the Art Cart and live performances in the atrium.
The Art Cart is a museum program, usually available only on Sundays, that allows visitors to handle works of art in an informal, intergenerational setting. The hope is that presenting touchable art will help to engage young visitors.
Recent renovations have transformed the atrium and other public spaces and galleries for patrons.
At nearby Severance Hall, an open house in honor of King is set for noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 20.
Families are invited to drop in and participate by singing or dancing in the aisles and lobbies during instrumental, vocal and dance performances.
The free day of music will feature various community musical ensembles, along with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.
For further information or the specific schedule of performers, go to www.clevelandorchestra.com.