News Release

Advance Ticket Sales Announced for Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Mark Nylander

The Cleveland Museum of Art
mnylander [at] clevelandart.org
Newest exhibition will feature more than 100 works of art from the March 2020 Keithley gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art<br><br>Free member tickets available for reservation beginning July 25; public sale begins August

CLEVELAND (July 25, 2022) — The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announces ticket information for its next major exhibition, Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection, on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall from September 11, 2022, through January 8, 2023.

The exhibition celebrates the extraordinary gift and promised gift of more than 100 works of art that Clevelanders Joseph P. and Nancy F. Keithley made to the Cleveland Museum of Art in March 2020—the most significant gift in more than 60 years, since the bequest of Leonard C. Hanna Jr. in 1958. This is the first time the gift is on view in its entirety.

Throughout two decades of collecting, the Keithleys selected works of art to complement and enrich the CMA’s collection. At times, the Keithleys built upon a strength in the museum’s collection; on other occasions, they acquired a work of art that would bring something entirely new to the collection. Certain works of art in the Keithleys’ gift and promised gift are shown alongside paintings, drawings or objects from the CMA’s collection, inviting visitors to discover connections, contrasts and poetic conversations between familiar, favorite works of art and new objects from the Keithleys.

The Keithleys’ collection focuses on Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and modern European and American paintings. Among the highlights are five paintings by Pierre Bonnard; four each by Maurice Denis and Édouard Vuillard; two each by Milton Avery, Georges Braque, Gustave Caillebotte, Joan Mitchell and Félix Vallotton; and individual pictures of outstanding quality by Henri-Edmond Cross, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro and Andrew Wyeth. Among the works on paper are six watercolors by John Marin, five drawings by Bonnard and a spectacular pastel by Eugène Boudin. Also included in the exhibition is a selection of European and American decorative arts. The Keithleys also collected Chinese and contemporary Japanese ceramics. In the exhibition, Asian ceramics are shown alongside Western paintings and drawings to echo the harmonies created by the Keithleys, who enjoyed thoughtfully juxtaposing the works in their home.

How to Purchase or Reserve Tickets

The CMA recommends reserving tickets through its online platform by visiting the The Keithley Collection exhibition webpage. Tickets can also be reserved by phone at 216-421-7350 or on-site at one of the ticket desks.

Tickets are expected to book quickly and are not guaranteed. Your first choice of date and time may not be available, so please have other date and time options in mind when reserving tickets. Advance ticket sales are highly recommended.

Member Tickets

Leadership Circle and CMA members have the first chance to reserve free, timed tickets beginning Monday, July 25, at 10 a.m. To become a member, to verify, renew or upgrade membership levels, or to confirm login information, go to cma.org/membership or call the ticket center at 216-421-7350. 

Member Preview Day

Members see it FIRST and for FREE! Members can view The Keithley Collection first on Member Preview Days, Friday, September 9, 2 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join today and reserve tickets during the presale.

Public Tickets

Nonmembers may begin purchasing tickets Monday, August 1, at 10 a.m. 

Ticket Pricing

Adults $15; seniors $12; students and children ages 6 to 17 $12; children 5 and under and CMA members free. 

All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Principal annual support is provided by Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum (deceased) and Harriet Warm, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Carl T. Jagatich, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Bill and Joyce Litzler, Carl and Lu Anne Morrison, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Henry Ott-Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Resch, and Claudia C. Woods and David A. Osage.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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

Additional Information

The CDC and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health recommend wearing face coverings in public settings to slow the spread of COVID-19. The CMA requires everyone—all visitors, staff and volunteers—to wear a face covering inside the building. 

The CMA’s current hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays. Updated hours will be announced as decided. Visit cma.org to stay up to date on this information.

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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 63,000 artworks 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.