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Kwame Alexander

Word Magic, Inspiration, and Awe: Readings and Conversation with Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, Emmy®-award winning producer, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of 39 books, including Why Fathers Cry at Night, An American Story, The Door of No Return, Becoming Muhammad Ali (co-authored with James Patterson), Rebound, which was shortlisted for the prestigious UK Carnegie Medal, and The Undefeated, the National Book Award nominee,...

The 2024 Richard N. Campen Lecture in Architecture and Sculpture: Experiencing the Museum – A Place of Awesome Possibilities

It starts outside with the architecture signaling what is to come, building anticipation and raising expectations. Then, the flow of galleries and ideas unfolds. Show me something I’ve never seen, introduce me to people I’ve never known, help me understand places and times I’ll never experience. Broaden my horizons. Open my mind. Change my life.

Two young women in front of a sign advertising the Shafran Planetarium.

Total on the Oval Eclipse Watch Party

CWRU undergraduate humanities students visited the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Shafran Planetarium on 22 March to watch “Meeting Totality.” Cleveland is in the “path of totality” for the April 8th solar eclipse, and the show explained eclipses in general and how to get the most out of April’s solar eclipse experience. The CMNH will host the “Total on the Oval Eclipse Watch Party” on the Wade Oval on April 8.