News Release

The Cleveland Museum of Art Honors the Life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with FREE Activities Monday, January 16

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Todd Mesek

The Cleveland Museum of Art
tmesek [at] clevelandart.org

Cleveland (January 11, 2023)Join the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) on Monday, January 16, as we honor the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This free daylong celebration explores the theme “It Starts with Me: Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Transform Unjust Systems” through storytelling, art making, and reflective writing prompts. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with activities and tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activities include the following:

  • Hands-on object exploration with artworks from the CMA’s education art collection
  • Ingalls Library and Museum Archives pop-up
  • Self-portrait art-making activity
  • Interactive writing activity with Lake Erie Ink (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Gallery art stories for families (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

Gallery spotlight talks (11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.)

Visitors are also welcome to explore the CMA’s galleries and current exhibitions, including Photographs in Ink, Cycles of Life: The Four Seasons Tapestries and China through the Magnifying Glass: Masterpieces in Miniature and Detail. Provenance Café and the museum store will be open throughout the day.

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, Roy Smith, and the Trilling Family Foundation. 

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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.