News Release

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Cleveland Museum of Art with CMA Love Story

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Kelley Notaro Schreiber

The Cleveland Museum of Art
knotaro [at] clevelandart.org
Visit the museum February 14 to participate in love-inspired art activities

Cleveland (January 28, 2020) — The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) will host a day of programs celebrating love in all its forms, Friday, February 14. Stroll through the galleries with your loved one and see the FREE special exhibition PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet. Enjoy the glow of 20 illuminated stained glass lamps and other Art Nouveau creations on view in Tiffany in Bloom: Stained Glass Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Other highlights include love-inspired guided tours, self-guided tours via the ArtLens App and featured artwork on the ArtLens Wall and the Reveal and Zoom Wall in ARTLENS Gallery. Provenance will also offer a specialty cocktail and a prix fixe menu inspired by Tiffany in Bloom.  

Share your CMA Valentine’s Day experience using #CMALoveStory.

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

CMA Love Story Activities

Featured Exhibitions

PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet
February 7 to April 12
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall
Contact sheets were vital to the practice of photography, until digital technology made them obsolete. The photographer first saw positive images on the contact sheet, chose which frames to enlarge and kept the sheet as a record. PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet features approximately 180 works from the collection of Clevelanders Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz that highlight the aims and methods of a broad range of photographers at work during the second half of the 20th century. The free exhibition features works by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Harry Benson, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Philippe Halsman, Irving Penn and Albert Watson as well as by Schwartz’s friends Arnold Newman, Larry Fink and Emmet Gowin. Rare photographs of iconic celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles and Groucho Marx, are on view. 

Complementary programming:

Film Series: Marilyn x 4
Some Like It Hot
Friday, February 14, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Sunday, February 16, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Morley Lecture Hall
$10, CMA members $7
In this hysterical comedy classic, two 1920s Chicago jazz musicians who accidentally witness the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre dress in drag and hide out in an all-women’s orchestra.

Tiffany in Bloom: Stained Glass Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany
On view through June 14
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery
Tiffany in Bloom: Stained Glass Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany explores Tiffany’s vivid designs in relation to emerging artistic and craft movements at the turn of the 20th century. This dynamic, illuminated display of the designer’s finest stained glass table and floor lamps also features the iconic stained glass window made in about 1900 for the Howell Hinds House in Cleveland Heights. Period photographs and accounts of his artisans also provide a glimpse into Tiffany’s shop and studio. Most of the works on view in Tiffany in Bloom joined the museum’s collection through the generous bequest of Cleveland entrepreneur Charles Maurer. This collection is on view for the first time in its entirety at the museum.

Opening Friday Evening!
Signal Noise: Aaron Rothman

February 14 to May 17
Transformer Station
This exhibition surveys 10 years of Aaron Rothman’s studies of the landscape of the American West. Through analog and digital photography and digital processing and printing, he transmutes unpretentious fragments of nature into sensuous, sublimely beautiful images that hover between two- and three-dimensional space and vacillate between representation and abstraction.

Opening Reception 
Friday, February 14, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. entry for Members
Transformer Station
Enjoy complimentary refreshments, meet the artist, and be among the first to see Signal Noise: Aaron Rothman.

Museum Gifts

CMA Membership
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. 

CMA Store
Celebrate your loved one with something special from the CMA store. Members receive a 15 percent discount. 

Artful Dining

Reservations Required
Enjoy an artful three-course meal inspired by Tiffany in Bloom paired with the Heart’s Passion specialty cocktail. Members receive a 10 percent discount at the restaurant and café. Click here to check hours. Reserve your table today on Tock or call 216-707-2600.

Heart’s Passion 
vodka, passion fruit purée, cranberry juice, lime juice, grenadine and white tea

Drinks and Dessert at Provenance Café
Visit Provenance Café and purchase glass pours of bubbles and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Guided and Self-Guided Collection Tours

Guided Tours
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Take a guided tour and learn new perspectives about works celebrating love. Tours depart from the information desk in the Ames Family Atrium. 

Self-Guided ArtLens App Tour, ArtLens Wall and Reveal and Zoom Wall Theme
Coupling Up 
Explore representations of couples from across time and cultures. 

Self-Guided ArtLens App Tour
First Date 
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 ClevelandArt.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.