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Cleveland Museum of Art
International Cleveland Community Day
October 7, 2018

International Cleveland Community Day is a celebration of the rich diversity of our regionís multiethnic communities, featuring traditional music and dance performances, cultural displays, and ingallery experiences. During this vibrant afternoon, visitors enjoyed presentations from more than 50 community groups expressing the continued vitality of the global cultures and arts that enliven our city.

The snapshot of various cultural heritages, brought an added dimension to the museumís collections of art from all periods and parts of the world.

CMA's Deidre McPherson welcomes the crowd

CMA's Deidre McPherson welcomes the crowd


International Cleveland Community Day in the Ames Family Atrium has become a must-do annual intergenerational affair. Here are a few examples.

Cambodian community at International Cleveland Community Day

The Cambodian community was represented by Nikki Noeuth, a member of the Cambodian Association of Cleveland, who performed a traditional Cambodian dance.

Nikki Noeuth performing traditional Cambodian dance

Nikki Noeuth performing a traditional Cambodian dance


See more of the Cambodian dance


Chinese community at annual International Cleveland Community Day at the Art Museum

The Chinese community was well represented with the performances and the Confucius Institute at CSU display table.

Xiaocong Ding, Zijie Li, Wenjun Wang of Confucius Institute at CSU at Cleveland Museum of Art

Xiaocong Ding, Zijie Li, Wenjun Wang of Confucius Institute at CSU


There were also performances by the Great Wall Enrichment Center and Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association.

dance by young girls who are students of the Great Wall Enrichment Center

Great Wall Enrichment Center Dancers

CCCCA young girl performing a solo Chinese fan dance

Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association dancer

Photos and videos from the Chinese Community at the Art Museum


Greek community at annual International Cleveland Community Day at the Art Museum

The Greek community was well represented with the Hellenic Preservation Society display table.

Hellenic Preservation Society

Hellenic Preservation Society


There was also a performance by the St Paul Senior Hellenic Dancers.

Introduction of Saint Paul Senior Hellenic Dancers from Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Church in North Royalton Ohio

Saint Paul Senior Hellenic Dancers

See more from the Greek Community at the Art Museum


Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble and Hungarian community at International Cleveland Community Day

The Hungarian community was well represented with a display table, banner and performance by the Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble.

Hungarian Heritage table at Cleveland Art Museum


Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble

Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble
at Cleveland Museum of Art

More photos and video of the Hungarian community at the Art Museum


Indian community at annual International Cleveland Community Day

Asian Indian dancers at Cleveland Museum of Art

Indian dancers perform in the Atrium of Cleveland Museum of Art


The Indian community was well represented with several performances.

Nritya Gitanjali Indian dancers at Cleveland Museum of Art

Nritya Gitanjali Indian dancers at Cleveland Museum of Art

More photos and videos if the Indian community in the Art Museum


Irish community at Cleveland Museum of Art

The Irish community was represented with a performance by Murphy Irish Dancers.

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Murphy Irish Dancers at Cleveland Museum of Art


Photos and videos of Murphy Irish at the Art Museum


Latvian community and Klivlandes Pastalnieki Latvian folk dance at Cleveland Museum of Art

The Latvian community was well represented with a display table and performance by Klivlandes Pastalnieki.

The next generation at Latvia Table at Art Museum

The next generation

Latvian dance at Cleveland Museum of Art - Klivlandes Pastalnieki

Latvian dance at Cleveland Museum of Art - Klivlandes Pastalnieki


Photos and videos of Latvians at the Art Museum


Mexican community at International Cleveland Community Day

The Mexican community was well represented banners, information tables and a performance by Comite Mexicano.

Mexican dance by Comite Mexicano

Mexican dance by Comite Mexicano

Hispanic Alliance table

Hispanic Alliance table at the Art Museum


More photos and videos of the Mexican community in the Art Museum


Polish community and PIAST folk dance ensembleat Cleveland Museum of Art

The Polish community was well represented with a banner, information table and performance by PIAST Polish Folk Dance Ensemble.

Independent Poland banner hanging in the Cleveland Museum of Art

Independent Poland banner hanging in the Cleveland Museum of Art


See the Polish banner and table at the Art Museum


PIAST group in the Cleveland Museum of Art

PIAST group in the Cleveland Museum of Art


PIAST Folk Dance Ensemble of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America


See photos and video of the PIAST dances at the Art Museum


Be sure to look at other group pages (African-American, Croatian, Lebanese, Lithuanian, etc.) for more photos and videos.


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