Date Night at the CMA

Our galleries stay open late twice a week for Date Night at the CMA! Explore the museum together every Wednesday and Friday evening from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Visit with your partner, spouse, or friend or enjoy a solo evening of live music, food, drinks, special exhibitions, and more than 4,000 artworks on view. General admission is always free.  

Tasting Notes on Friday Evening

Join us for Tasting Notes, an ongoing series occurring on Fridays in March and April. These events invite guests to indulge in Provenance’s curated Taste the Art menu, a collaboration between Chef Doug Katz and Bon Appétit, while enjoying a live band performing jazz from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.   

While these events are free and open to the public, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made on Provenance’s website. For cocktails, bar and lounge seating is available on a first come first served basis. 

The entertainment schedule for the series is Friday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. as follows:  

For a more casual experience, Provenance Café invites guests to grab lunch, dinner, coffee, beverages, and snacks including a variety of seasonal soups and salads, sandwiches, desserts, and more. The café’s tandoor oven offers a selection of locally sourced, globally inspired dishes. Provenance Café is open until 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays during Date Night. 

Musician playing guitar in art gallery

Entertainment on Wednesday Evenings

Join us for Chamber Music in the Atrium and Chamber Music in the Galleries, an ongoing series occurring on Wednesdays in March and April. This program features young artists from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the joint program with Case Western Reserve University’s early and baroque music programs. Outstanding conservatory musicians present mixed repertoire ranging from the standards to unknown gems in the atrium and the galleries for a unique experience. These performances are free; no ticket is required.

On Wednesday evenings, there is plenty of entertainment to enjoy, including the following:

Plan Your Visit

Special Exhibitions on View

  • New Narratives: Contemporary Works on Paper

    New Narratives: Contemporary Works on Paper explores the myriad ways in which contemporary artists use storytelling to engage the imagination, scrutinize the past, and envision the future. Comprised entirely of prints and drawings, the exhibition features many recent acquisitions to the CMA’s collection.

  • Barbara Bosworth: Sun Light Moon Shadow

    When photographer Barbara Bosworth was a child growing up in Novelty, Ohio, she would go on nighttime walks with her father, and they would gaze up at the sky. This practice, which became a lifelong passion, inspired the photographs in this exhibition. Timed to coincide with the total solar eclipse visible in Cleveland on April 8, it explores Bosworth’s photographs of light—from eclipses, sunrises, and sunsets to the luminescent glow of fireflies and a flashlight.

View all exhibitions on view here:

Couple looking at sculpture


  • Wednesday and Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Date Nights)
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday: Closed