Art to Go

Art to Go Brings a World of Great Art to You!

Bring a one-of-a-kind learning experience and authentic artworks from around the globe and across time into your school, library, community center, or educational space. Art to Go participants use multiple senses as they practice close observation and learn how to carefully handle art objects and artifacts from the museum’s education art collection. Throughout the experience, museum educators guide participants through recording and comparing their observations, making connections, and generating questions about the works. Discussion and curiosity are highly encouraged!

What to Expect from an Art to Go Session

  • Each session lasts one hour and accommodates up to 20 participants.
  • This is not a lecture.  Museum educators and docents will arrive at your location with suitcases of 6 to 12 artworks related to unifying themes or topics. Each presentation is adapted to the ages, developmental levels, and needs of the audience group—from kindergarteners to senior adults. Read on for a list of currently available topics.
  • The museum educators will begin with an overview of the Cleveland Museum of Art, its education art collection, and instruction on how to safely handle artworks. Participants will divide into smaller groups to investigate the works and engage in activities and discussions. The session will wrap with a whole group reflection and share-out.
Students examining artworks in an Art to Go program

Before You Register for Art to Go

  • Art to Go programs are available for locations within a 25-mile radius of the Cleveland Museum of Art, or for groups on-site at the CMA.
  • Presentation fees are $125 for a single program, and $75 for subsequent or concurrent programs that take place at the booking site on the same date.
  • Presentation fees for Art to Go in the Cleveland Museum of Art are $75.
  • Sessions are currently available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 
  • Sessions must be requested at least four weeks in advance of the program date.
  • While museum educators facilitate the Art to Go program, the site organizer or teacher must be present during the entire presentation. For K–12 programs, additional adult volunteers are welcome.
  • Each session accommodates a maximum of 20 participants. Sites may request back-to-back or concurrent presentations to accommodate larger groups.
  • We require cleared, clean tables, removal of all food and drink, and pencils only.
  • Email to request a visit or more information.

Art to Go Topics


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, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, 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, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack 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.