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Play Day: Big and Small

Saturday, February 18, 2023, 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Location: Ames Family Atrium and Parker Hannifin Corporation Donor Gallery (North Courtyard Lobby)

About The Event


Join us this February as we play with scale and explore artworks big and small. Play Days at the CMA are opportunities for the whole family to be creative, be curious, and connect through art.  

This winter’s program focuses on the different ways artists experiment with scale in their work, including the tools and materials they use, the subjects they explore, and the objects they create. Dive into the world of Chinese miniatures in the exhibition China through the Magnifying Glass: Masterpieces in Miniature and Detail, and learn about the role and function of small-scale masterpieces throughout Chinese history and culture. The afternoon includes art-making activities, music, games, and more.

The event features the following activities:​ 

  • The chance to zoom in on real art objects with microscopes from the CMA’s objects conservation lab
  • Hands-on object exploration with artworks from the CMA’s education art collection
  • Artist in the Atrium: Fun with Flash Fiction with Literary Cleveland
  • Personal seal or stamp making
  • Mini book and zine making
  • A giant collaborative drawing
  • “Big and Small”–inspired family discovery packs
  • A creative play space, games, and more!

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.