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Celebrate the Holidays at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Friday, October 29, 2021

Kelley Notaro Schreiber

The Cleveland Museum of Art
knotaro [at] clevelandart.org
216-707-6898
Reserve your holiday tickets now for “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain” and “Picturing Motherhood Now.” Special pricing for combination tickets available

Decorated holiday tree in the CMA Atrium. Photo by Rob Muller

CLEVELAND (October 29, 2021) — Celebrate the holidays at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Visitors can tour limited-time exhibitions like Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain and Picturing Motherhood Now. A special discounted combination ticket for Revealing Krishna and Picturing Motherhood Now is available for $25.

Holiday tickets are expected to book quickly and are not guaranteed. The museum recommends reserving tickets in advance.

To reserve combination tickets, visit the Revealing Krishna ticket site, choose a desired date and time and select the combination ticket. Tickets to both exhibitions must be used on the same day.

Revealing Krishna is a timed exhibition, so visitors can attend Picturing Motherhood Now before or after. Combination tickets are available during the time in which both shows are open: November 14, 2021, to January 30, 2022.

Combination tickets can also be reserved by phone at 216-421-7350 or on-site at one of the ticket desks.

Holidays at CMA Activities

Visitors can explore free exhibitions and favorite galleries, enjoy lunch in the museum’s Ames Family Atrium, Cleveland’s largest free interior public space, and snap a photo with family and friends in front of the holiday wreath and tree and menorah. Holiday-inspired treats will be available for purchase in Provenance Café.

Reserve Your Tickets to These Can’t-Miss Exhibitions

  • Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain
    November 14, 2021, through January 30, 2022
    The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

    Through an integration of art, technology and experiential design, this first-of-its-kind exhibition presents the story, context and new restoration of the CMA’s Cambodian masterwork, Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan.

    Exhibition Tickets
    Adults $15; seniors, college students with ID, and children ages 12 to 17 $12; member guests $8; children ages 11 and under and CMA members FREE.

    Groups of 10 or more people may reserve tickets for $10 per person. No guided tours will be offered. To book a group, contact groupsales [at] clevelandart.org.

    Combination Tickets:
    *Includes admission to Picturing Motherhood Now, on view through March 13, 2022.

    Adults $25; seniors, college students with ID, and children ages 12 to 17 $20; member guests $10; children ages 11 and under and CMA members FREE.

    Groups of 10 or more people may reserve tickets for $20 per person. No guided tours will be offered. To book a group, contact groupsales [at] clevelandart.org.

  • Picturing Motherhood Now
    October 16, 2021, through March 13, 2022
    The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

    The exhibition brings together works by a diverse range of contemporary artists who reimagine the possibilities for representing motherhood.

    Exhibition Tickets
    Adults $12; seniors, college students with ID and children ages 12 to 17 $10; member guests $6; children ages 11 and under and CMA members FREE.

    Groups of 10 or more people may reserve tickets for $10 per person. No guided tours will be offered. To book a group, contact groupsales [at] clevelandart.org.

    Combination Tickets:
    *Includes admission to Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain, on view November 14, 2021, through January 30, 2022.

    Adults $25; seniors, college students with ID and children ages 12 to 17 $20; member guests $10; children ages 11 and under and CMA members FREE.

    Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets for $20 per person. No guided tours will be offered. To book a group, contact groupsales [at] clevelandart.org.

Free Collection Tours

  • Guided Tours
    Tuesday to Sunday, 1 and 1:30 p.m.
    Reserve free tickets

    Join a public tour to learn new perspectives and enjoy great storytelling about the works in the museum’s collections. Tours depart from the information desk in the Ames Family Atrium. Tickets may be reserved at cma.org or on-site at the ticket desk. Tours are limited to 15 participants per group.

Artful Treats

  • Provenance Café
    Enjoy special holiday-inspired treats from the café. Members receive a 10 percent discount.

    • Mulled cider latte
    • Local butternut squash spice roll

Holiday 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 cma.org/giftmemberships to choose the perfect level for your loved one.

  • Museum Store
    Find a special holiday gift at the museum store. Choose from a variety of cards, posters and gifts based on exhibitions and works from the museum’s collections as well as 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 percent discount in the museum store.

Free Special Exhibitions

  • There’s Nothing like the Real Thing: Van Gogh at the Cleveland Museum of Art
    Through December 5, 2021
    Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Gallery | Gallery 222

    This installation of four works by renowned artist Vincent van Gogh includes two paintings, both masterpieces from the last years of the artist’s life, and two works on paper, including the only etching Van Gogh created.

  • Ashcan School Prints and the American City, 1900–1940
    Through December 26, 2021
    James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery | Gallery 101

    Prints of city life made by urban realists during a time of rapid demographic, social and economic transformation in New York City.

  • Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panamá
    Through January 9, 2022
    Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Textile Gallery | Gallery 234

    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.

  • Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon
    Through January 23, 2022
    Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

    Collecting Dreams celebrates the CMA’s exceptional holdings by Redon, including the newly acquired charcoal drawing Quasimodo, on view for the first time. The exhibition reveals the legacy of Redon in Cleveland and introduces the phases of his career and work.

  • Life and Exploits of Krishna in Indian Paintings
    Through February 13, 2022
    Indian Painting Gallery 242B

    Twenty-one works from the Indian subcontinent, made between the mid-1600s to mid-1900s, place the pivotal moment when Krishna raised Mount Govardhan in the context of the conquests, miracles and pastimes of his early life story.

  • Stories in Japanese Art
    Through April 10, 2022
    Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Japanese Art Galleries | Gallery 235A

    Explores Japanese narrative art with a range of works from the 1300s to 1900s. The majority of the works include textual elements, from a chapter title written in raised gold lacquer on a writing box to poems or dialogue inscribed in ink next to figures on handscroll fragments.

  • Popular Art from Early Modern Korea
    Through April 24, 2022
    Korea Foundation Gallery | Gallery 236

    In the 1960s, artists in Europe and the US began to look to everyday commodities and commercial images for inspiration. In fact, this artistic movement began in Korea around the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This exhibition features colorful folding screens and blue-and-white porcelains replete with images of mass-produced utilitarian objects and popular luxury items that once furnished the living spaces of middle-class households.

  • Art of the Islamic World
    Through May 31, 2022
    Gallery 116

    The works in this gallery were created during the 8th through 19th centuries, a period of great cultural and geographic expansion. They represent a vast area including Spain, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. While the pieces on view originate within the Islamic world, they reflect the unique artistic and cultural traditions of disparate regions.

  • Medieval Treasures from Münster Cathedral
    Through August 14, 2022
    Gallery 115

    Gold and silver reliquaries, jeweled crosses, liturgical garments and illuminated manuscripts are among the rare treasures kept in the Cathedral of Saint Paul at Münster, in northwestern Germany. Many of Münster’s reliquaries were permanently displayed on the altar, while others were brought out only during liturgical celebrations. Medieval Treasures includes eight of these sumptuous reliquaries.

  • Women in Print: Recent Acquisitions
    January 16, 2022, through June 19, 2022
    James and Hanna Barlett Prints and Drawings Gallery | Gallery 101

    This exhibition debuts recent acquisitions by contemporary women printmakers. It features approximately 30 works by artists ranging from those avidly experimenting with printmaking processes to those exploring the practice for the first time.

  • Contemporary Art Reinstallation
    Betty and Max Ratner Gallery | Contemporary Corridor 224A
    Toby’s Gallery for Contemporary Art | Galleries 229A, 229C
    Paula and Eugene Stevens Gallery | Gallery 229B
    These galleries fall within the S. Mueller Family Galleries of Contemporary Art

    The reimagined galleries focus on the careers of women artists and artists of color and present fresh conversations among artworks. Spanning the past six decades, the contemporary reinstallation carries forward in time stories whose beginnings are told throughout the CMA’s collection.

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 and the Delta variant. 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, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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.

The CMA is closed December 25 and January 1. Additionally, the CMA closes at 4 p.m. December 24 and December 31.

Photo by Rob Muller; courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art

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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.