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September 2022 Exhibitions and Event Listings for the Cleveland Museum of Art

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Mark Nylander

The Cleveland Museum of Art
mnylander [at] clevelandart.org
216-707-6897

Exhibitions

Opens this Month!

Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection

September 11, 2022, through January 8, 2023

Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery
In March 2020, Clevelanders Joseph P. and Nancy F. Keithley gave and promised their private collection of more than 100 works of art to the Cleveland Museum of Art, the largest gift of art to the museum since the bequest of Leonard C. Hanna Jr. in 1958. For the first time, the collection will be on view in its entirety in the CMA’s newest exhibition, Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection, from September 11, 2022, to January 8, 2023 in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall.

Throughout two decades of collecting, the Keithleys selected works of art to complement and enrich the CMA’s collection. At times, the Keithleys built upon a strength in the museum’s collection; on other occasions, they acquired a work of art that would bring something entirely new to the collection. Certain works of art in the Keithleys’ gift and promised gift are shown alongside paintings, drawings or objects from the CMA’s collection, inviting visitors to discover connections, contrasts and poetic conversations between familiar, favorite works of art and new objects from the Keithleys.

The Keithleys’ collection focuses on Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and modern European and American paintings. Among the highlights in Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection are five paintings by Pierre Bonnard; four each by Maurice Denis and Édouard Vuillard; two each by Milton Avery, Georges Braque, Gustave Caillebotte, Joan Mitchell and Félix Vallotton; and individual pictures of outstanding quality by Henri-Edmond Cross, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro and Andrew Wyeth.

Among the works on paper are six watercolors by John Marin, five drawings by Bonnard and a spectacular pastel by Eugène Boudin. Also included in the exhibition is a selection of European and American decorative arts. The Keithleys also collected Chinese and contemporary Japanese ceramics. In the exhibition, Asian ceramics are shown alongside Western paintings and drawings to echo the harmonies created by the Keithleys, who enjoyed thoughtfully juxtaposing the works in their home.

Exhibition Tickets

Adults $15; seniors, students and children ages 6 through 17 $12; children 5 and under and CMA members FREE

The CMA recommends reserving tickets through its online platform by visiting the Keithley Collection exhibition webpage. Tickets can also be reserved by phone at 216-421-7350 or on-site at one of the ticket desks.

Exhibition tours are offered at 11:15 a.m. daily, September 17 through December 31.

All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Principal annual support is provided by Michael Frank in memory of Patricia 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, Dick Blum (deceased) and Harriet Warm, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Dr. Ben and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Carl T. Jagatich, 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, Henry Ott Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Resch, Margaret and Loyal Wilson and Claudia C. Woods and David A. Osage.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Final Weeks!

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

Through September 11, 2022

Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion features vibrant portraits and conceptual images that fuse art and fashion photography. The exhibition opens conversations around the representation of the Black body and Black lives as subject matter and challenges the idea that Blackness is homogenous. In Cleveland, the exhibition has a unique addition to the photographs on the walls: mannequins dressed in fashionable looks created by three of the stylists represented in the show. Arielle Bobb-Willis and Daniel Obasi, who work both as stylists and photographers, and stylist Jermaine Daley each produce a special look that highlights the important role played by stylists in creating the narratives that audiences consume from fashion and photography.

Exhibition Tickets

Adults $12; seniors, students and children ages 6 through 17 $10; children 5 and under and CMA members FREE

Tickets are expected to book quickly and are not guaranteed. The CMA highly recommends reserving exhibition tickets in advance online by visiting The New Black Vanguard exhibition webpage. Tickets can also be reserved by phone at 216-421-7350 or on-site at one of the ticket desks.

The exhibition is organized by Aperture, New York, and is curated by Antwaun Sargent.

The New Black Vanguard is made possible in part by Airbnb Magazine.

Major support is provided by PNC Bank. Generous support is provided by Donald F. and Anne T. Palmer.

Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum (deceased) and Harriet Warm, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Bill and Joyce Litzler, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil, the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art and Claudia C. Woods and David A. Osage.

FRONT International 2022: Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows

Through October 2, 2022

Multivenue exhibition featuring installations at the Cleveland Museum of Art

For the second iteration of FRONT International, the Cleveland Museum of Art has organized six presentations on-site, featuring installations and performances by seven internationally acclaimed contemporary artists. The multivenue FRONT International’s Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows embraces art as an agent of transformation, a mode of healing and a therapeutic process. The title is an homage to the 1957 poem “Two Somewhat Different Epigrams” by Langston Hughes. A tender, brutal and provocative prayer, the poem meditates on the inseparability of joy and suffering. Expanding on Hughes’s invocation, FRONT 2022 explores how art making offers the possibility to transform and heal people—as individuals, as groups and as a society.

The exhibition features more than 100 regional, national and international artists working across painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography, video, text, performance and other media, demonstrating how aesthetic pleasure—sharing joy through movement, music, craft and color—can bridge differences between people to bring them together. Spanning over 30 sites in Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin, the exhibition suggests ways that art making can speak with power: by showing people how to recognize and reimagine the invisible structures that govern contemporary life.

CMA FRONT Artists

Maria Hassabi

Firelei Báez

Nicole Eisenman

Julie Mehretu

Yoshitomo Nara

Matt Eich

Tyler Mitchell

Maria Hassabi: CANCELLED

Friday, September 16, 2022, 1 and 6 p.m., and Saturday, September 17, 2022, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Ames Family Atrium

FREE

Making its debut at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Maria Hassabi’s performative work CANCELLED considers womanhood from perspectives that cross generations. Four female performers move within a vivid soundscape. Their choreography is composed of individual solos that display poses historically associated with women based on everyday mannerisms throughout history and rooted in Hassabi’s signature style of stillness and deceleration. The use of verticality, and its resistance to gravity, is interspersed with more fluid movements that become central to the work. CANCELLED is meticulously crafted, with every action and every look subject to counts and cues.

CANCELLED was produced by the LUMA Foundation and premiered at LUMA ARLES as a result of the Artist-in-Residency Program. Co-commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, produced in partnership with VIA Art Fund.

FRONT exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are presented by Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig, with additional support from the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation, Fleischner Family Charitable Foundation, the Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to partner with FRONT International. All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum (deceased) and Harriet Warm, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Bill and Joyce Litzler, Carl and Lu Anne Morrison, Henry Ott-Hansen, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Resch, Anne H. Weil and Claudia C. Woods and David A. Osage.

Cycles of Life: The Four Seasons Tapestries

Through February 19, 2023

Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Textile Gallery | Gallery 234

FREE

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.

Art historical research for this exhibition was a collaboration with Case Western Reserve University graduate students in the museum's joint art history graduate program.

Generous support is provided by the Thompson Family Foundation.

All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum (deceased) and Harriet Warm, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

The conservation of the Four Seasons tapestries was made possible with support from Emma Lincoln (deceased).

Text and Image in Southern Asia

Through March 5, 2023

Gallery 242B

FREE

Text and Image in Southern Asia proudly displays the illuminated manuscripts from the CMA’s important collection that were translated, identified and dated by Phyllis Granoff, Lex Hixon Professor Emerita of World Religions at Yale University, whose work we honor on the occasion of her recent retirement. Lavish devotional books made for Jain and Buddhist communities are included, with examples from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar (Burma), ranging from the 1100s to 1800s. Complementing the display are Buddhist and Jain paintings, votive sculptures and vintage photographs of temples and sites that are major repositories of medieval manuscripts. 

The Medieval Top Seller: The Book of Hours 

Through July 30, 2023 

Gallery 115

FREE

A book of hours is a type of devotional book that was extremely popular in the Middle Ages, when an estimated quarter of all households owned one. Books of hours were intended for the vast majority of laypeople and contain daily prayers and those used on special occasions. Fully customizable, these precious volumes are windows into the medieval world and the lives of their original owners. 

Japan’s Floating World(日本の浮世)

Through October 2, 2022

Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Japanese Art Galleries | Galleries 235A–B

FREE

A significant share of paintings, prints and decorative arts made in Japan from the mid-1700s to mid-1800s captured artists’ responses to urban sex and entertainment districts unofficially known as the ukiyo (浮世), or “floating world.” Ukiyo-e (浮世絵), or “pictures of the floating world,” inspired by these exceptional spaces and their occupants, eschewed the grim realities of sex work, instead marketing beauty, celebrity, pleasure and fashion, often in combination with allusions to famous literature or historical episodes. The term “ukiyo” was repurposed in the late 1600s from its much older use in Buddhism, where it described human frailty in the face of constant change. The new floating world, designed as an escape from the constraints of daily life for male government servants, thrived on ephemeral experiences and suggested a kaleidoscope of enjoyable possibilities. Prints of boating parties on the Sumida River feature in the summer installation (July 12–October 2). The exhibition also presents a feminist work by Oda Mayumi (b. 1941), whose work is rooted in the ukiyo-e tradition.

Creating Urgency: Modern and Contemporary Korean Art

Through October 23, 2022

Korea Foundation Gallery | Gallery 236

FREE

Creating Urgency: Modern and Contemporary Korean Art sparks a stimulating discussion about contemporary Korean artists and their expressive language of defining diasporic artistic identities. Korean-born French painter Ungno Lee (1904–1989) reimagined traditional Korean ink painting and its conventional methods through his exploration of Art Informel (French Abstract Expressionist approaches of the 1940s and ’50s). The Berlin-based Korean artist Haegue Yang (b. 1971), on the other hand, invites the audience to critically explore issues of identity, migration and displacement. The selected works on display share each Korean artist’s experiences and challenges in the global art scene.

Escaping to a Better World: Eccentrics and Immortals in Chinese Art

Through November 6, 2022

Clara T. Rankin Galleries of Chinese Art | Gallery 240A

FREE

In times of a pandemic, migration crises, and frequent natural and humanitarian disasters, the theme of this exhibition may resonate with many of us. In fact, the idea of escaping to a better world has long been part of China’s culture, embedded in the country’s religious and philosophical thinking. China’s legendary eccentrics and immortals often exhibit unconventional appearances and behaviors, expressing supernatural power and a rejection of everyday norms. By doing this, they embody the longing for an ideal world. This installation presents paintings, porcelain and metalwork, all mediums in which these popular figures and their stories were depicted throughout the ages, including today.

Native North America

Through December 4, 2022

Sarah P. and William R. Robertson Gallery | Gallery 231

FREE

Works on display in the Native North American gallery include a group of objects from the Great Plains—a child’s beaded cradle; a woman’s hair-pipe necklace, one of the most memorable of Plains ornaments; and several beaded or painted bags that served varied purposes. A basket rotation features creations that Timbisha Shoshone (Panamint) weavers of California’s Death Valley made for the early 20th-century collector’s market. Finally, for the first time in at least 20 years, two works by contemporary Inuit artists of the Canadian Arctic make an appearance. One is a 1972 stone-cut print by Alec (Peter) Aliknak Banksland, a founding member of the Holman Eskimo Arts Cooperative, now the Ulukhaktok Arts Centre in Ulukhaktok, Canada.

Ancient Andean Textiles

Through December 4, 2022

Jon A. Lindseth and Virginia M. Lindseth, PhD, Galleries of the Ancient Americas | Gallery 232

FREE

The textiles represent several different civilizations that flourished in the ancient Andes, today Peru and parts of adjacent countries. Though unrelated by cultural affiliation, they are unified by being special in some way, whether through rarity, complexity of execution or luxuriousness of materials.

Arts of Africa

Through December 18, 2022

Galleries 108A–C

FREE

Seventeen rarely seen or newly acquired works are installed in the African arts galleries. These 19th- to 21st-century works from northern, central and western Africa support continuing efforts to broaden the scope of African arts on view at the CMA.

Contemporary Installation

Toby’s Gallery for Contemporary Art | Galleries 229A and C

Paula and Eugene Stevens Gallery | Gallery 229B

FREE

This installation invites visitors to experience new conversations among works created after 1960 by a diverse range of artists. The Cleveland Museum of Art is honored to feature Kerry James Marshall’s masterpiece Bang (1994), on loan from the Progressive Corporation, in conversation with works from the museum’s collection—including recent acquisitions, such as Rashid Johnson’s Standing Broken Men (2021) and Kambui Olujimi’s Italo (2021), as well as longtime CMA favorites, like Andy Warhol’s Marilyn x 100 (1962). Other highlights of the installation are recently acquired sculptures by Melvin Edwards, a radiant textile by Olga de Amaral that has not been exhibited for many years and special private collection loans by Chris Ofili and Elias Sime. Together, the works on view demonstrate the various perspectives, backgrounds and identities that animate contemporary art.

On-site Programs

Lunchtime Lecture: Concurrent Study of Two Maya Incensarios

Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 12 p.m.

Gartner Auditorium

FREE; ticket required

Many Pre-Columbian objects are categorized solely by their iconography, given that there is little documentation of when and from where they were retrieved. To combat this, conservators and conservation scientists perform technical analysis to provide a deeper understanding of these objects and to inform how they are conserved and exhibited. Join Elena Mars, the CMA’s Samuel H. Kress Fellow in objects conservation, as she discusses her study of two painted earthenware Maya incensarios (incense burner supports) and how she used a variety of techniques to determine their authenticity.

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 the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and Sally and Larry Sears. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Pamela Mascio and the Thompson Family Foundation.

A Taste for Limoges: Colorful Caskets in Medieval Spain

Friday, September 9, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Morley Family Lecture Hall

FREE

Bright colors, decorative patterns and polished surfaces define Limoges caskets (also chasses). They were produced in large quantities and present in church treasuries throughout western Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries. By approaching these chasses as physical, sensuous objects, this lecture explores what can be gained from on-site study in Toledo and Ourense in Spain. An embodied analysis of Limoges caskets combined with medieval and early modern written sources helps us envision how medieval people experienced them. This, in turn, may inspire the way we present them in museums.

Chalk Festival

Saturday, September 10, 2022, and Sunday, September 11, 2022, 12–5 p.m., rain or shine

Fine Arts Garden

Parking in the CMA garage: nonmembers $14; members $7

Children and adults enjoy this annual event where community members join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas. Begun in 1990, our festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th-century Italy in which beggars copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals. Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the music on the lawn are free.

Chalk Your Own Pictures

Square and 12-color box of chalk, $10

Drop-in registration. No reservations will be taken.

Featured Chalk Artists

Hector Castellanos-Lara

Wendy Mahon

Oliver C. St. Clair

Community Participatory Chalk Drawing

All are invited to help create a community masterpiece. Free to participate.

Family Chalk Art Workshops

Saturday, September 3, 2022, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Community Arts Center

2937 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113 (free parking on Castle Avenue)

FREE

Led by artists, learn some easy chalk art techniques that take your art to the next level. Drop-in registration. Check in at the Community Arts Center for supplies and instruction. Stay for FREE Open Studios at the CAC!

Recentering the Periphery: An Inclusive Future of Art History

Friday, September 16, 2022, and Saturday, September 17, 2022

Morley Family Lecture Hall

FREE; ticket required

This year’s symposium, Recentering the Periphery: An Inclusive Future of Art History, focuses on art history outside the scope of the traditionally defined curriculum or that reevaluates understanding of the canon and its role in art history. Amid calls for the field of art history to dismantle and decolonize the established canon, a simultaneous movement has arisen to make the discipline more engaged in arts and culture communities and in the pursuit of social justice. Now is the time to reevaluate and redefine the scope of art history, incorporating lost or previously silenced narratives and voices to build a more equitable future for the discipline. Scholars, museums, and arts and culture communities can reshape these narratives and recenter subjects long treated as peripheral. This year’s symposium is generously supported through a co-sponsorship grant from the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.

For the first time, the Cleveland Symposium will be partnering with FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (through October 2, 2022) to offer a unique two-day event for scholars and community members to participate in these conversations. Assembly for the Arts joins FRONT to make the event an opportunity to bring Northeast Ohio museums and communities together.

Reimagining Early Greek Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sunday, September 25, 2022, 2 p.m.

Gartner Auditorium

FREE; ticket required

Speaker

Dr. Phoebe Segal, Mary Bryce Comstock Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The annual Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture brings nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of art history and archaeology to discuss new scholarship, museum exhibitions and archaeological discoveries. Topics alternate between ancient Greek and Byzantine art every other year.

In this talk, Dr. Segal presents the newly renovated gallery at the MFA, Boston, devoted to early Greek art, one of the greatest strengths of the museum’s world-renowned antiquities. Step back in time to the days of the emergence of the Greek city-state and discover the innovation and creativity of early Greek artists responding to local traditions and new ideas from abroad. Learn about the design strategy and digital media assets that transport visitors to ancient Greece and make the past present.

Phoebe Segal is the Mary Bryce Comstock Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the MFA, Boston. She earned her BA from Brown University (1999) and PhD in art history and archaeology from Columbia (2007). She has excavated in Greece, Italy and Cyprus, and is cochair of the Museums and Exhibitions Committee of the Archaeological Institute of America. Since 2008, she has curated several exhibitions and gallery renovations at the MFA, Boston, most recently early Greek art (2022).

The annual Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture is made possible through the Dr. John and Helen Collis Family Endowment. The endowment is the first of its kind at the museum, as it presents an annual lecture dedicated to a particular art historical emphasis. Additional support for this lecture comes from the Hellenic Preservation Society (HPS) of Northeastern Ohio. HPS is a nonprofit organization whose focus is to preserve the Hellenic legacy that will promote the Greek experience through education, collection and preservation. Dr. John and Helen Collis are both members of the HPS.

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 the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and Sally and Larry Sears. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Pamela Mascio and the Thompson Family Foundation.

The Art of Ikebana: Japanese Flower Design

Friday, September 30, 2022, 5 p.m.

Gartner Auditorium

Ticket required

A demonstration by Headmaster Hiroki Ohara of the Ohara School of Ikebana in honor of four decades of the Ohara School of Ikebana Northern Ohio Chapter.

An Ohara School ikebana demonstration is a cultural experience. It is performance art where the medium is flowers and plants. It is contemporary art where the lines and forms of minimalism are shared by an acute understanding of and reverence for nature. Moreover, it is traditional art honed by centuries of spiritual meaning and created in an atmosphere of respectful quiet and calm.

You are invited to experience this benefit event.

5 p.m. Ikebana demonstration by Headmaster Hiroki Ohara of the Ohara School of Ikebana

4 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Sinéad Vilbar, curator of Japanese art at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Tickets

General admission $50; Students $20

Reserve at cma.org/tickets or by phone at 216-421-7350.

Sponsorships with preferred seating are available at several levels. Contact womenscouncil [at] clevelandart.org.

The Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art in collaboration with the CMA will present a lecture-demonstration of ikebana technique (developed in the 16th century) showcasing various floral arrangements and styles by Mr. Hiroki Ohara, fifth-generation headmaster of the Ohara School of Ikebana. Headmaster will be assisted by the Ohara professor Akihiro Nishi; both guests are traveling from Japan to Cleveland for this special event.

Join us before the event at 4 p.m. in the John C. and Sally S. Morley Family Foundation Lecture Hall for a free lecture with Dr. Sinéad Vilbar, curator of Japanese art, on the roots of ikebana in the arts, entitled “Expression in Flower: Ikebana Interpretations in Japanese Painting.” Seating is limited.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Womens Council’s annual gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art.

On-site Collection Tours

Guided Tours

Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

FREE; ticket required

Join a public tour to learn new perspectives and enjoy great storytelling about works in the museum’s collection. 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.

CMA Community Arts Center On-site Activities

2937 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

Free parking in the lot off Castle Avenue | Estacionamiento gratis en la Avenida Castle

Family FUNdays | Día De Alegria Familiar

Every first Sunday of the month | Cada Primer Domingo del mes, 1–4 p.m.

Enjoy free family fun and explore art celebrating community. This event features family-friendly games, movement-based activities, art making and even a family parade! All activities are COVID conscious and open to all ages and abilities.

Únase a nosotros para divertirse con familia, mientras exploramos el arte celebrando comunidad. Gratis para participar. Juegos para toda la familia, actividades basadas en movimientos, creación de arte e incluso un desfile familiar. Todas las actividades son conscientes por el covid y abiertas a todos los edades y habilidades.

Open Studio | Al Arte Libre

Every Saturday | Cada Sabado, 1–4 p.m.

Enjoy free, drop-in art making for the whole family. A monthly theme connects community, art and exploration.

Disfrute actividades de arte gratuita para toda la familia. Un tema mensual conecta la comunidad, el arte y la exploración.

Hours | Horario

Friday, 2–7 p.m. | Viernes, de 2 a 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Sábado y Domingo, de 10 a.m. hasta las 5 p.m.
Closed Monday to Thursday | Cerrados Lunes a Jueves

Free drop-in art making and gallery exploration.

Creación de arte gratuita y exploración de galerías.

Additional Information

The CDC updated its guidelines regarding the need to wear face coverings in public settings for protection against COVID-19. The CMA recommends, but no longer requires visitors to wear a face covering inside the building.

The CMA’s current hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday 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.