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African artists celebrate traditions that are still contemporary and open new doors for Cleveland school children at Parade the Circle
The annual arts festival previews a new showcase for the Cleveland Museum of Art's African treasures
by WKSU's VIVIAN GOODMAN


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Later this month the Cleveland Museum of Art will unveil the latest stage of its $350 million dollar renovation and expansion. New galleries on the first floor of the original 1916 building include a new African gallery adjacent to Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art. The new position and upgraded presentation of African art reflects the museum's respect for these treasures as high art as well as part of a living tradition. Modern practitioners of African art from a tiny village in Burkina Faso are visiting artists this weekend at the annual arts festival "Parade the Circle"
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