No birthday is complete without a party! Learn more and reserve tickets for select celebrations listed below.
New Year’s Eve
The first official party of the centennial kicks off in the waning hours of 2015. This ticketed event features a champagne toast, music, and entertainment throughout the night and other special surprises. Reservations required.
CMA Day at Progressive Field
The Cleveland Indians will host Cleveland Museum of Art Day on the Saturday, May 7, 2016 game against the Kansas City Royals. The Indians will distribute to fans 10,000 full-color posters depicting The Cleveland Indian by R.B. Kitaj, an artwork in the museum’s collection, and screen two CMA promo videos on the new scoreboard, one during a pre-game segment and one early in the game. The museum’s education staff will offer museum-themed activities in the Kids Clubhouse, and Studio Go, the museum’s Centennial Art Truck will make its first public appearance in the plaza area located between Progressive Field and The Q. For tickets to the 4:10 p.m. game, visit ClevelandIndians.com.
Members-Only Birthday Celebration
It was on this day in 1916 that the Cleveland Museum of Art gathered its members and supporters to formally announce that the building was complete. Join the museum as it embarks on the next 100 years. Members will enjoy a red-carpet entrance, behind-the-scenes access, walking tours inspired by key figures in the museum’s past, gallery talks, musical performances, and a commemorative gift.
Official CMA Birthday Party
On June 7, 1916, the museum officially opened its doors to the public. This year, on the museum’s 100th birthday, guests can participate in a day-long celebration of this historic milestone. Visitors are invited to pose for a centennial group photograph and enjoy special programs for all ages, surprises, and cake. This event is free and open to the public.
Centennial Festival Weekend
The premier weekend of the museum’s centennial summer features a two-day celebratory music and arts festival. Inside the museum, visitors will find special programming, tours, music and surprises. Outside, around Wade Lagoon, festival goers can engage with local artists as they create original artworks. Solstice, the museum’s signature summer celebration and music festival, will take place the evening of Saturday, June 25. The Centennial Festival Weekend’s grand finale includes a Centennial Celebration Concert by the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra on Sunday, June 26. Tickets required for Solstice; all other events are free and open to the public. The Centennial Festival Weekend is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Centennial Celebration - SOLD OUT
6:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Don’t miss the premier event of the centennial! Featuring a not-to-be-missed vertical dance performance by BANDALOOP, the musical expertise of Chicago’s Stu Hirsh Orchestra, an inspired menu designed by acclaimed chef Douglas Katz, and many unforgettable moments throughout the evening! Hosted by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art and William M. Griswold, Director and President. To request an invitation, please call 216.707.2267 or email Centennialcelebration [at] clevelandart.org.