The Cleveland Museum of Art presents MIX: Amplify

In partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, free virtual event celebrates how music and visual artists promote social justice


Virtual MIX at CMA returns Friday, Oct. 2, from 8 to 9 p.m. with MIX: Amplify, a celebration of how music and art have promoted social justice and combatted racism through messages of rage, hope and empowerment. The event features a live DJ set from Vikter Duplaix, a showcase of different styles of street dance from hip-hop ambassador and choreographer Samuel McIntosh of 10K Movement, video art by Wil Frierson and appearances from surprise guests.

MIX: Amplify is inspired by and in partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, whose physical and digital exhibition It’s Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope & Empowerment highlights Hall of Fame inductees and artists who use music as a platform for protesting injustice and fighting for equality. Amplified through artifacts, artist narratives and intimate images captured by influential African American photographers, the exhibition explores these important issues we face in 2020, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary year. 

Get ready for the event with a virtual MIX: Amplify kit featuring curated playlists from the DJ and the Rock Hall, virtual Zoom backgrounds designed by Frierson, restaurant recommendations for ordering takeout, themed cocktails you can make at home, artist bios and information about It’s Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope & Empowerment. The kit also includes resources from community partner Cleveland VOTES to encourage everyone to amplify their voices by voting in this year’s election.

Share your photos of your MIX vibe using #MIXatCMA and #museumfromhome.

The CMA is a leader in the use of technology to enhance the visitor experience both on-site and online. 

MIX: Amplify is part of the museum’s free, dynamic digital initiative Home Is Where the Art Is, which showcases the museum’s globally recognized digital resources and offers a variety of newly created fun and engaging programs for people of all ages. With this initiative, the CMA has leveraged technology to bring works of art to people, responding to changing needs in new, enriching and innovative ways. These sustainable digital experiences continue to complement the in-person museum experience now that the CMA has reopened. 

How to Join MIX: Amplify:

Zoom (with “dance cam”) Join the party through Zoom for a chance to be featured in a live “dance cam” that will spontaneously occur throughout the hour. A link to join will be posted to or on the museum’s Facebook page. You can also send an email (subject line: “MIX: Amplify”) to to receive a link in your inbox.

Facebook Watch live on the CMA’s Facebook page from your smartphone, iPad or computer. 

Make a contribution to the Cleveland Museum of Art through The Eric and Jane Nord Family Challenge. Your gift will be increased fourfold by the Eric and Jane Nord Family who has offered a challenge match for donations received this calendar year. Your support will advance the museum as it creates new programs to engage the community. 


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Community Partner: Cleveland VOTES, a nonpartisan democracy-building and mobilization entity that aims to strengthen and amplify equitable civic engagement to ensure we have a more informed, participatory and cohesive community.

The Cleveland Museum of Art would like to thank Chase Private Client for their generous support of MIX: Amplify.

Image caption: James Brown, 1966 Courtesy of the Chuck Stewart Estate.

Upcoming Virtual Events:

Desktop Dialogues

Every first and third Wednesday at noon

Listen as curators, educators, community leaders, artists and others offer new ways to look at and understand artworks, special exhibitions and museum-specific issues.

Close Looking at a Distance

Every second and fourth Wednesday at noon

Examine a work of art, ask questions and learn how art can frame our understanding of both the past and present.

About the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes more than 61,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship and performing arts. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is in the University Circle neighborhood.

The Cleveland Museum of Art receives funding from a broad range of individuals, foundations and businesses in Cleveland and northeast Ohio. The museum is supported in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and made possible in part by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically. For more information about the museum and its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit

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