Hiram Night @ the Cleveland Museum of Art & Cleveland Botanical Gardens
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When: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio  44106
United States
Contact: John Coyne

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For those registered, here are important details regarding the event.


  • 5:15 p.m. -Shuttle service begins
  • 6:00 p.m. -Lecture begins in the Lecture Hall at the Cleveland Museum of Art
  • 6:30 p.m. -Self-guided tour of the exhibition. Griff Mann and a docent will be available for questions
  • 7:00 p.m. -Reception begins at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens
  • 8:30 p.m. -Shuttle service ends
  • 9:00 p.m. - Reception ends


Your admission includes parking in the garage at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens for no additional fee. The entrance to the garage is off of Wade Oval Drive. After you park in the garage, you may either walk to the art museum or take the Hiram College shuttle.

Please allow yourself enough time to get to the Lecture Hall by 6:00 p.m. Note: Parking is also available in the garage at the Cleveland Museum of Art for an additional fee.


We welcome you to attend wearing comfortable, business casual clothing.


The lecture will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Lecture Hall is located in the lower level of the North Building. The North Building is the striped building built in 1971 with a driveway off of Wade Oval Drive.

You will receive your ticket to the exhibition when you check in at the lecture. The Exhibition is located in the lower level of the newly constructed East Wing.


The reception will take place at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. While there, you are welcome to tour their indoor exhibits including the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse- a unique conservatory that takes you on an exotic adventure to the lush rainforest of Costa Rica and the spiny desert of Madagascar.

Here are links to the venue websites for further information regarding their facilities:





Hiram Night at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Dr. C. Griffith Mann, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art, welcomes Hiram College alumni and friends for a very special Hiram Night at the art museum. Attendees will be treated to a private lecture given by Dr. Mann on the museum's current special exhibition, then they will tour the exhibit to view the items discussed in the lecture, followed by a private closing reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres.

RECEPTION UPDATE:  Due to the great popularity of this event, the reception has been moved across the street to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.  Guests may park free of charge in the Botanical Gardens garage and walk to the museum for the lecture.  A Hiram College van will be available to shuttle people between the venues. 

During the reception, guests are welcome to view the exhibits at the gardens and enjoy a walk through their glass house.


The exhibition is titled Rembrandt in America.  Dr. Mann's lecture will highlight the major themes of the Rembrandt exhibition, and place the works featured in the show within a larger context.

Click this link, then navigate to Rembrant in America to read a full description of the exhibition. 


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Lecture & Exhibition

Cleveland Museum of Art - Lecture Hall
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106


Cleveland Botanical Gardens
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44160


Tickets for this event are $40 ($30 for graduates of the last decade) and include the lecture, access to the special exhibition, and unlimited food and beverages at the reception – a $64 value!

Don't miss this great opportunity as one of Cleveland's premiere cultural institutions opens its doors to teach Hiram alumni and friends about their very special exhibit.


Here is further info about the speaker:

Dr. C. Griffith Mann is Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Cleveland Museum of Art, where he is responsible for overseeing the museum's collection departments, as well as its exhibitions, collections management, conservation, education, library, publications, and performing arts programs.

He received his Ph.D. in Medieval Art from The Johns Hopkins University in 2002, and his B.A. in art history and history from Williams College in 1991. A specialist in the arts of late medieval and early Renaissance Italy, Dr. Mann has published on civic patronage, painting, and devotion in Tuscany.

Prior to arriving in Cleveland in 2008, Dr. Mann served as the Director of the Curatorial Division at the Walters Art Museum, where he worked on two successive reinstallation campaigns, wrote the catalogue for the museum's Ethiopian art collection, contributed to the exhibition, The Book of Kings: Art, War, and Politics in the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible (2002) and organized the exhibition, Sacred Arts and City Life: The Glory of Medieval Novgorod (2005).

As CMA's Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Dr. Mann is helping to lead the CMA through its current building campaign, and works directly with the museum's curatorial staff on developing and reinstalling the collections, as well as exhibitions and publications. Dr. Mann is co-curator of the exhibition, Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe, which was organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art (October 17, 2010 –January 17, 2011), the Walters Art Museum (February 13, 2011 - May 15, 2011) and the British Museum (June 23, 2011 - October 9, 2011).

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