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Family Play Day

Child playing with cellophane on a lightbox

Photo: Grace K. McConnell

Play Day: Illuminate

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location:  ATRM Atrium
Ames Family Atrium
Ames Family Atrium

About The Event

Join us on a captivating journey to explore the mesmerizing beauty of light through lantern making, objects from the education art collection, activities led by the CMA’s conservation team, and interactive games. Play Days at the CMA are opportunities for the whole family to be creative, be curious, and connect with art.

The event features the following activities:

Lantern Making

Using the CMA’s Tiffany lamps as inspiration, make your own “stained glass” lantern.

Free; timed ticket required. Tickets are available at the welcome table.

Explore the Education Art Collection

View and learn about artworks from the education art collection.

Zoom In on Real Artworks

Examine objects from the collection with the help of CMA conservators and find hidden details.

Giant Lite-Bright

Create images using color and light with our giant lite-bright.

Glow Village

Play and relax in our village of small glowing tents.

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.