Free Opening Night Party + Concert with Mark Mothersbaugh

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Date(s) - 05/27/2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Museum Of Contemporary Art MOCA Cleveland



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Free Opening Night Party + Concert with Mark Mothersbaugh

May 27, 2016 / 7:00pm

Free + open to all

Myopia Mania is coming! Kick off MOCA’s summer season with a free outdoor party and concert – with Mark Mothersbaugh in person – to celebrate the opening of two exhibitions with Ohio roots: Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopiaand Richard Myers: Aberrations.

Myopia was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Joint presentation with the Akron Art Museum.

Meet Mark Mothersbaugh: myope, singer, visual artist, art rock revolutionary, tinkerer, songwriter, polymath, visionary. Born in Akron and best known as co-founder of DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been making raucous art since before the band’s inception, collapsing visual and musical boundaries. A fellow Ohioan, independent filmmaker Richard Myers’ Aberrations includes four dream-like films shot around Cleveland from the 1960s-80s.


  • 7:00PM OPENING of Summer exhibitions
  • 7:30–10PM PARTY + CONCERT on Toby’s Plaza in front of MOCA featuring a band, a performance on Mothersbaugh’s signature 6-sided keyboard, and a DJ set by Mothersbaugh himself.

Six-sided keyboard musicians: Chris Auerbach Brown, Cutty Calhoun, Megan Cox, Rob Kovacs, Peggy Latkovich, and Geoff Peterson.
Myopia Band: Ariel Clayton Karas (Violin), Cynthia Warren (Oboe/English Horn), Jennifer Ellis (harp), Geoff Peterson (keyboard), Joel Negus (double bass), and Mell Csicsila (percussion).
DJ: Mark Mothersbaugh



The free Opening Night Party is made possible by  

Major support for Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia is provided by , the John P. Murphy Foundation, and Clear Choice LASIK Eye.
Generous support is also provided by the Kulas Foundation, Kichler Lighting, Medical Mutual of Ohio, and Thompson Hine LLP.
All 2016 exhibitions are funded by Leadership Circle gifts from an Anonymous Donor, Yuval Brisker, Doreen + Dick Cahoon, Joanne Cohen + Morris Wheeler, Margaret Cohen + Kevin Rahilly, Becky Dunn, Lauren Rich Fine + Gary Giller, Harriet Goldberg, Michelle + Richard Jeschelnig, Donna + Stewart Kohl, Toby Devan Lewis, and Scott Mueller.
All MOCA Cleveland exhibitions are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, and the continuing support of the Museum’s Board of Directors, patrons, and members.