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The Cleveland Museum of Art Honors the Life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with FREE Admission to Picturing Motherhood Now and Other Activities Monday, January 17

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Kelley Notaro Schreiber

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

Cleveland (January 5, 2022) — On Monday, January 17, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) opens its doors for a free daylong celebration honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who shared a wealth of wisdom on how to create a more just, humane and peaceful world. This year, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum offers activities and meditations for visitors of all ages on the King Center’s 2022 King Holiday theme, “It Starts with Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community.” 

Visitors may enjoy free admission to the acclaimed, thought-provoking exhibition Picturing Motherhood Now, which brings together works by a diverse range of contemporary artists who reimagine the possibilities for representing motherhood. The exhibition focuses on art made in the past two decades, while integrating work by significant pioneers to narrate an intergenerational and evolving story of motherhood.

The museum also debuts its free Family Discovery Pack, a wearable waist pack filled with kid-friendly tools and activities that spark creative and insightful conversations as they reveal personal connections with artworks and artists. Visitors can stop by the Ames Family Atrium to pick up a Family Discovery Pack and an MLK Day Collection Connection Guide to explore artworks that tell stories about the power of the individual and communities, inspire personal reflection and motivate action toward a collective greater good. 

Visitors have an opportunity to contribute to Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community by participating in a Take Action Challenge. Select a “Take Action” card and commit to fulfilling the action it presents within the next few months. Share a challenge on a new card for another person to take. 


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, 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.


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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.