Last week I was invited on a hard hat tour of MOCA, Cleveland's new Museum of Contemporary Art, which is scheduled to open in October 2012. Of course, this opportunity filled me with Extreme Cleveland Art Love and a host of other positive vapors. As anyone would expect, the tour was a dreamlike journey into another world.
For starters, I was greeted by a reliable dragon.
We entered a tiny door that opened up into a huge room--just like in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
The whole time I felt like I was peeking behind the curtain of a beautiful lady's dressing room as she prepared for a breathtaking performance.
We crept through secret passages ...
... while the music of the world-famous Volbeat thrummed upon the rafters.
And as anyone can plainly see, this space is already filled with art.
Delicious treats tempted ...
... and a confident wizard named Jimmy floated above my head.
Behold a space that cuts the sun into perfectly portioned slivers ...
... and delivers shape and light, light and shape.
Some of MOCA's neighbors are celebrating life ...
...while others are fighting death.
But somehow MOCA, I have a feeling you'll fit in perfectly with all of them.
Thanks for the tour. I had a blast.
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