About the Collection

Collection Areas

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes more than 66,500 artworks and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. 

Learn more about the areas of collection at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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The CMA employs 20 curators whose specializations span 6,000 years of art history, representing cultures around the globe. They specialize in everything from paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs to sculpture in metal, stone, and wood to decorative objects, textiles, fashion, and time-based media. Curators at the CMA are responsible for studying objects in the collection, curating exhibitions, writing books and articles, speaking at international conferences, recommending new acquisitions for the museum’s collection, and speaking with diverse audiences including all members of the public.

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