Celebrate Love in All Its Forms at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland (February 7, 2023)—Bring your significant other, family and friends to the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) next week where love is in the air. From James Tissot’s Two Figures at a Door (The Proposal), one of our newest acquisitions, to Jacques-Louis David’s Cupid and Psyche, you’re sure to find something everyone will love. Not sure where to start? Take a love-inspired self-guided collection tour via the ArtLens App.
While you're here, check out our newest exhibition, Nineteenth Century French Drawings, peruse Photographs in Ink and visit Cycles of Life: The Four Seasons Tapestries before it closes February 19. We also invite you to visit CMA’s galleries and exhibitions, grab lunch in the museum’s Ames Family Atrium or enjoy a sweet treat from Provenance Café.
Unable to make it out this year? Visit the CMA’s award-winning Open Access program. Celebrating its fourth anniversary, Open Access gives the public the ability to share, collaborate, remix and reuse images of public-domain artworks from the CMA’s world-renowned collection—all without asking permission.
As a logical and exciting outgrowth of the CMA’s inclusive mission “to create transformative experiences through art, for the benefit of all the people forever,” the CMA recently partnered with the Cleveland Public Library. Open Access now links to these resources on the webpage of the CPL’s TechCentral MakerSpace, a creative and collaborative design and fabrication space that allows you to turn your ideas into reality. The MakerSpace is available to all Cleveland Public Library and CLEVNET member library-card holders.
The CMA is open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The CMA is closed Mondays.
Cycles of Life: The Four Seasons Tapestries
Through February 19, 2023
Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Textile Gallery | Gallery 234
Cycles of Life: The Four Seasons Tapestries offers visitors an in-depth look at a rare, complete set of tapestries in the museum’s collection that has not been displayed since 1953 because of the tapestries’ fragile condition. Each tapestry depicts seasonal activities: fishing and gardening (Spring), grain harvesting (Summer), wine making (Autumn) and ice skating (Winter). When viewed together, the tapestries represent a full cycle of life.
The conservation of the Four Seasons tapestries was made possible with support from Emma Lincoln (deceased).
Photographs in Ink
Through April 2, 2023
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Galleries | Gallery 230
Since the invention of the medium, the majority of published photographs have been printed through photomechanical processes—images made in printer’s ink rather than produced in the darkroom or digitally. Photographs in Ink explores how artists have responded to the abundance of published photographic images that have saturated our daily lives from the 1850s through the early 2000s.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
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.
Nineteenth-Century French Drawings from the Cleveland Museum of Art
Through Sunday, June 11, 2023
James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery | Gallery 101
This exhibition celebrates the Cleveland Museum of Art’s internationally recognized holdings of 19th-century French drawings—a cornerstone of its collection since the institution opened in 1916. Over the past century, the CMA has acquired exceptional and diverse sheets—from one with sketches made by a young Edgar Degas during his first trip to Italy to the first drawing by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to enter an American museum collection.
Principal support is provided by the Getty Foundation as part of The Paper Project initiative. Major support is provided by the Wolfgang Ratjen Foundation, Liechtenstein. Additional support is provided by the Simon Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Principal annual support is provided by Michael Frank and the late Pat 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, the late Dick Blum and Harriet Warm, Gary and Katy Brahler, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Dr. Ben and Julia Brouhard, Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., Richard and Dian Disantis, Leigh and Andy Fabens, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Carl T. Jagatich, Cathy Lincoln, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Bill and Joyce Litzler, Carl and Lu Anne Morrison, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Henry Ott-Hansen, Michael and Cindy Resch, the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation, Margaret and Loyal Wilson and Claudia C. Woods and David A. Osage.
Share your love of art by purchasing a CMA membership for someone special. Recipients can take advantage of special discounts and free exhibition tickets. Shop online at cma.org/giftmemberships to choose the perfect level for your loved one.
Celebrate your loved one with something special from the CMA store. Visitors who sign up for membership on Valentine’s Day will receive 25 percent off purchases at the store. Members receive a 15 percent discount every day of the year.
Enjoy something sweet for you and your sweetie. Members receive a 10 percent discount.
Self-Guided Collection Tour
Dive into the CMA’s collection with works chosen to inspire conversation and provoke getting-to-know-you questions.
For more information on using the ArtLens App, visit cma.org. The ArtLens App is free to download to iPads or iPhones (iOS9 or higher) or to Android devices (5.0+) from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
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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.