News Release

Advance ticket sales announced for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition Picasso and Paper

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Kelley Notaro Schreiber

The Cleveland Museum of Art
knotaro [at] clevelandart.org
Members sale begins April 20; public sale begins April 22. Cleveland is the ONLY North American venue

Image captionGirl in a Hat with Her Hands Clasped, Paris, autumn 1921. Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Pastel and charcoal on wove paper; 105.8 x 74.6 cm. Musée national Picasso-Paris, Pablo Picasso gift in lieu, 1979, MP945. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Mathieu Rabeau. © 2019 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Cleveland (January 19, 2020)
— The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announces ticket information for Picasso and Paper, a groundbreaking exhibition featuring Pablo Picasso’s lifelong engagement with paper. The exhibition is organized by the CMA and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris.

Showcasing more than 300 works spanning the artist’s entire career, the exhibition highlights the artist’s desire to manipulate diverse materials. Picasso’s relentless exploration of working on and with paper is featured in the many assembled collages of cut-and-pasted papers, sculptures from pieces of torn and burnt paper, documentary photographs and manipulated photographs on paper, and an array of printmaking techniques on paper supports. 

The exhibition is curated by William H. Robinson of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ann Dumas of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and Emilia Philippot of the Musée national Picasso-Paris. A scholarly publication accompanies the exhibition. Picasso and Paper will be on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art from May 24 to August 23, 2020, in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery.

Become a Member

Become a member for a first chance to reserve free exhibition tickets. My CMA members may reserve their tickets beginning Monday, April 20 at 9:00 a.m., if their membership is current. To become a member, to verify, renew or upgrade your membership level, or to confirm log-in information, go to cma.org/members or call the ticket center at 216-421-7350.

Member Preview Days

Be the first to see Picasso and Paper before it opens during the Member Preview Days Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23. Tickets reservations required. 

Public Tickets

The general public may begin purchasing tickets Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m.

Ticket Pricing

Adults $20, seniors and groups $15, college students with ID, children 6–17 and member guests $10, children 5 and under and CMA members free.

How to Purchase or Reserve Tickets

The museum recommends purchasing or reserving tickets online by visiting cma.org/exhibitions. Tickets can also be purchased or reserved by phone at 216-421-7350 or at the museum’s ticket center. Advance sales are highly recommended.  

The Cleveland Museum of Art is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays.

Picasso and Paper is organized by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Cleveland Museum of Art in partnership with the Musée national Picasso-Paris.

Major Sponsors

Gertrude Kalnow Chisholm and Homer D. W. Chisholm

Bill and Joyce Litzler

Anne H. Weil

Supporting Sponsors

Gail and Bill Calfee

Florence Kahane Goodman

Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner

Dr. Conrad and Patricia Simpfendorfer

Carol Yellig Family Fund

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About the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes more than 61,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship and performing arts and is a leader in digital innovations. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation, recognized for its award-winning Open Access program and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the University Circle neighborhood.

The museum is supported in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and made possible in part by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically. For more information about the museum and its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit cma.org.