Explore your curiosity and creativity with fun, playful activities inspired by works of art from the CMA’s collection. Gather your family and dive into creative challenges, games, music, stories, and more—all from home. New themes, artworks, and activities will be added each week. Spark your imagination with Collection Connections, then share your creations using #CMAatHome!
A sculpture is a three-dimensional artwork and can be created with many kinds of materials. Sculptures can be of people or things, or sculptures can be abstract. What will you make?
Perspective is a technique that artists use to show depth of space or distance in drawings and paintings. Perspective is also the way that you see the world, your unique point of view. Everyone has their own way of seeing things. What’s your perspective?
Patterns are repeated arrangements of colors, shapes, or lines. Create your own work of art inspired by the museum’s collection. Where can you find patterns in your life?
Abstract artists use shapes and lines to create their designs. Create your own abstract works of art inspired by artists in the museum’s collection. What are your favorite shapes?
In the Kitchen
Explore objects inspired by the food we eat. Investigate your kitchen, draw an imaginary feast, and design a snack for you and your family. What is your favorite food?
Many artists like to capture their adventures in their work. Be a home adventurer and show us how you like to explore. What was your most daring adventure?
Explore wearable objects from different times and places. Play dress up and put on a family fashion show! What is your favorite thing to wear?
Artists express their dreams, hopes, and wishes in many ways. Dive into the strange world of Surrealism and explore your dreams through collage and poetry. What do you dream about?
Some visual artists are inspired by music and sound. Create your own artwork based on the music you hear! What kind of music do you like?
Artists express feelings in many different ways. Discover masks from around the world and explore your feelings through drawing and dance. How do you express your feelings?
The outdoors is full of colors and patterns. Take a closer look at landscapes and objects in the CMA’s Collection Online, then explore your own neighborhood landscapes! What do you see outside your window?
A still life is a picture of different things like food and flowers. Go on a scavenger hunt and see what you can find to make your own still life! What are your favorite things?
All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. We recognize the inaugural supporters for the CMA Fund for Education, with generous annual funding provided by an anonymous supporter, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Dr. Linda M. Sandhaus and Dr. Roland S. Philip, Sally and Larry Sears, the Veale Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.