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Family Play Day

Family making art in museum atrium space

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Monday, January 15, 2024, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location:  ATRM Atrium
Ames Family Atrium
Free, no ticket required

About The Event

Join us on Monday, January 15, when the Cleveland Museum of Art will open its doors for a free daylong celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Art Activity: Make Your Mark

Amplify your artwork with the expressiveness of collage. Explore a variety of materials to create a unique portrait of your own reflection. Featured guest Future Ink Graphics will guide attendees through the screen-printing process, choosing from a selection of Dr. King’s iconic quotes, images, and symbols.

Response Station: Poetry Wall

Immerse yourself and become inspired by the wisdom of Dr. King. Drawing from his legendary speech, craft your own statement by weaving his words into the fabric of poetry.

Family Portrait Booth: Capturing Connection

Step into the booth and celebrate connection. Participants can capture precious family moments against a community backdrop.

Little Library

Stop by our mini reading space featuring picture books that celebrate diversity and explore tales that weave together the threads of unity, fostering a sense of belonging inspired by Dr. King's vision.




DJ Kristyles 12:00–3:00 p.m.

DJ Kristyles, music director and on-air personality at WOVU 95.9 FM, spins a curated playlist specifically for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Ames Family Atrium.


Humbly Submitted 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Humbly Submitted, one of Cleveland’s most in-demand gospel groups, performs a set inspired by jazz and soul in Gartner Auditorium.


In the Galleries:

Spotlight Talks 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Delve into the museum’s collection to explore artists inspired by themes from the Civil Rights Movement and beyond.


Art Stories (ages 3+) 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Discover the colorful connections between art and storytelling, featuring artworks from the museum’s collection.


All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, David and Robin Gunning, Dieter and Susan M. Kaesgen, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, Shurtape Technologies, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, Robin Heiser, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, the late Marta and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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

    Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.