Events and Programs

Celebrate 25 Years of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle

A favorite Cleveland family tradition, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle returns for the 25th year on Saturday, June 14 at noon. This annual art parade will fill Wade Oval with lively sounds and colors, featuring innovative costumes, giant puppets and handmade masks created by international and national artists as well as Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools and community groups.

Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photographs by Lois Conner opens on March 30 at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photographs by Lois Conner, an exhibition of 33 panoramic photographs that reveal the evolution of modern Beijing and its cultural landscapes. Using a 7-by-17-inch camera, Conner produces platinum and pigment ink prints that evoke Chinese scrolls and traditional landscape painting. The exhibition is on view from Sunday, March 30 to Sunday, June 29, 2014 in the photography gallery.

Treasures on Paper Showcases the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Exceptional Collection of Prints and Drawings

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Treasures on Paper, an exhibition showcasing the museum’s esteemed collection of prints and drawings. Since its founding in 1916, the Cleveland Museum of Art has built its collection with an emphasis on the quality, rarity and significance of individual works. Treasures on Paper presents a unique opportunity to see more than 70 exceptional European and American works on paper in mediums ranging from engraving, woodcut and etching to chalk, pencil and watercolor, dating from the 15th through the 19th centuries.

Van Gogh Repetitions opens on March 2

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents a ground-breaking exhibition exploring Van Gogh’s répétitions—the term the artist used to describe his practice of creating additional versions or variations of his own compositions. As the first exhibition to focus specifically on this crucial aspect of the artist’s creative practice, Van Gogh Repetitions seeks to make a valuable contribution to Van Gogh scholarship while giving audiences a deeper understanding of his working methods.

Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum opens on February 16

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum, featuring fifty-five masterpieces of modern Japanese art from the late nineteenth to the twentieth centuries, including six Important Cultural Properties of Japan designated by the Japanese government. Drawn exclusively from the holdings of the Tokyo National Museum in a range of media including painting, sculpture, tapestry, ceramics and calligraphy, this exhibition marks the first time that a collection of modern Japanese art of this size and quality has ever been displayed outside of Japan.

Make & Take: DIY Gem Pendants

Posted on January 10, 2014 by RGoodwin

Make and Take: Craft with Style at the Cleveland Museum of Art is a monthly event where we invite you to create DIY projects in the museum atrium. Each month introduces a new and easy craft to make and take home. In January, we learned how to create gem-like hanging pendants out of affordable materials to spruce up any event. Learn how to make this simple craft through our easy to follow tutorial!

Cleveland Museum of Art Celebrates Significant Accomplishments

CLEVELAND (December 17, 2013) – The Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that 501,314 visitors came to the museum during the 2012-2013 fiscal year. This attendance statistic represents a 39% increase year-over-year and is the highest attendance in over a decade. Key drivers of attendance included the opening of the museum’s 39,000 square foot atrium; the award-winning Gallery One; the new north wing galleries along with many new programming initiatives, including the MIX at CMA first Friday happy hour series and Second Sundays family day programming.

Creativity, Innovation, Imagination: Interim Director Fred Bidwell Discusses the Future of CMA

Posted on December 17, 2013 by RGoodwin

The CMA's renovation and expansion project will come to a completion on December 31. In recognition of this historic moment, we sat down with Interim Director Fred Bidwell to talk about the building expansion and grand opening, his new role and top priorities for the future, and the impact of the Cleveland Museum of Art on the community.

Contemporary/ Contradictory: Q+A with Glass Armonica and Electronics Artist Camille Norment

Posted on December 9, 2013 by RGoodwin

Multimedia artist Camille Norment's current trajectory of work includes live performance as a mode of exploring the formal and cultural consonances and dissonances in music, freely collapsing any given genre and aesthetic spectrums. She performs with her trio as part of the CMA Concerts at Transformer Station series on Sunday, December 15.

Winter Lights Lantern Festival Celebrates 20 Years of Brightening the Season at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents the 20th annual Winter Lights Lantern Festival. The original lantern installations will be on display around the museum and outside in the Environment of Lights on Wade Oval today through late December 2013. The displays are created by Northeast Ohio artists under the direction of CMA community arts artistic director Robin VanLear.

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