Monday May 3, 2021
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Make It an Artful Mother’s Day at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland (May 3, 2021) — Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday, May 9. Families can explore favorite galleries, tour limited-time exhibitions like Stories from Storage and experience the newly reinstalled contemporary art galleries. Enjoy a grab-and-go lunch in the museum’s Ames Family Atrium, Cleveland’s largest free interior public space.

Outside, stroll through the sculpture-filled and tree-lined walkways of the Fine Arts Garden—masterfully designed by the firm of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park in New York City—and the Smith Family Gateway, the recently completed park along the west side of the building featuring lush landscaping and overlooks.

CMA members receive free entry into Stories from Storage and exclusive discounts at the restaurant, café and store.

Share your artful Mother’s Day experience using #ourcma.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays.


Mother’s Day Gifts

CMA Membership

Share your love of art by purchasing a CMA membership. Recipients can take advantage of exclusive discounts and free exhibition tickets. Shop online at to choose the perfect level for your loved one.

CMA Store

Celebrate mom with something from the CMA store. Choose from a variety of cards, posters and gifts based on works from the museum’s collection and enjoy an array of unique jewelry from the PONO line by Joan Goodman, clothing accessories and other items from both local artists and museums around the country. Members receive a 15% discount.


Artful Treats

Provenance Café
Treat mom to something sweet from the café. Members receive a 10% discount.


Exhibitions on View

Stories from Storage
Through May 16, 2021
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery

Showcasing 20 personal stories told by the CMA’s curators, this exhibition offers a thoughtful and focused examination of multiple important themes through seldom seen works of art.

Adults $12; seniors and adult groups $9; students and children ages 6 to 17 $6; children 5 and under and CMA members FREE. Tickets can be reserved online at, at the ticket center or by calling 216-421-7350. FREE general admission tickets are also required.

Share your Stories from Storage experience with #withlovefromCMA and #ourcma.

Download the free ArtLens App to hear a special Stories from Storage audio guide featuring insights about each of the 20 stories. The ArtLens App is available to download to iOS9 or higher and to Android devices (5.0+).

Major support is provided by the Sandy and Sally Cutler Strategic Opportunities Fund and Malcolm Kenney. Additional support is provided by Astri Seidenfeld. Generous support is provided by Russell Benz, in memory of Helen M. DeGulis, by Carl M. Jenks, and by Robin and Andrew Schachat.


Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang 
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery
Through June 13, 2021

One of the most highly respected and influential American documentary photographers of the past half century, Bruce Davidson spent several months photographing the daily lives of a teenage street gang for his 1959 series Brooklyn Gang. The exhibition presents 50 black-and-white photographs from that series, which are part of a recent anonymous gift to the museum of extensive selections from the artist’s archives.

This exhibition was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Gustave Baumann: Colorful Cuts
Through June 27, 2021
James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery

The exhibition celebrates the 2005 gift to the CMA of 65 color woodcuts and 26 drawings by the artist. It illustrates how Baumann worked and features his color woodcuts and drawings inspired by the landscapes, architecture and cultures of Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico and New York.

Principal support is provided by Kenneth F. and Betsy Bryan Hegyes, Leon* and Gloria Plevin and Family, and the Print Club of Cleveland. Major support is provided by the Ann Baumann Trust.


Variations: The Reuse of Models in Paintings by Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi
Through August 22, 2021
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

This focus exhibition debuts the newly conserved painting Danaë by Orazio Gentileschi. Both Orazio and his daughter Artemisia returned to and reworked certain themes and compositions throughout their careers. In the exhibition, Danaë is at the center of five paintings by father and daughter that distill the artists’ capacities to modify and manipulate figures over time in various compositions.

Generous support is provided by an anonymous gift in honor of Professor Edward J. Olszewski.

Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panamá
Through January 9, 2022
Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Textile Gallery

The exhibition explores the mola, a hand-sewn cotton blouse and a key component of traditional dress among the Guna women of Panamá, as both a cultural marker and the product of an artistic tradition. It demonstrates the important role women artists play in the construction of social identity.

This exhibition was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.


New Installation

Contemporary Art Reinstallation
S. Mueller Family Galleries of Contemporary Art, including the Betty and Max Ratner Gallery (224A), Toby’s Gallery for Contemporary Art (229A, 229C) and the Paula and Eugene Stevens Gallery (229B)


The reimagined contemporary galleries stage fresh conversations among works in the museum’s contemporary collection, particularly those by women and artists of color. Through four major themes, the installation explores the ways contemporary artists reimagine topics that endure throughout art history. 

The reinstallation is made possible with principal support provided by the Sandy and Sally Cutler Strategic Opportunities Fund.


Meet the Challenge

With a gift from you, the CMA has an opportunity to unlock $1 million through a new Eric and Jane Nord Family Challenge.

Your renewed or upgraded membership or additional annual fund gift will be doubled by the Nords.

Your gift today will help preserve the Cleveland Museum of Art as a community connecting point, reaching thousands of students and northeast Ohio residents each year.


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(216) 707-2261