Family Play Days

Come play at the CMA! Play Days at the CMA are free opportunities for families to be creative, to be curious, and to connect through art together. Events include music, storybook readings, games, and art making for the whole family. Each event has a theme that relates to an exhibition, artist, or artworks in the CMA’s collection.  

Special Event
Saturday, February 18, 2023, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore artworks, big and small, at this whimsical event all about scale! Make your own mini works of art inspired by the CMA exhibition China through the Magnifying Glass: Masterpieces in Miniature and Detail. Add your mark to a giant collaborative art project, try your hand at life-size board games, and commit to acts of kindness, big and small!

Play Day: Wander Wild

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Location: The Ames Family Atrium

Celebrate the natural world at this Earth Day–inspired event. Explore artists and artworks in the CMA’s collection that connect with themes of nature, reuse, and conservation. Experiment with natural and recycled materials and try new techniques to create your own eco-friendly works of art. “Wander wild” with local artist Maggie Latham to learn about foraging and how to grow your own backyard dye garden!  

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, Roy Smith, and the Trilling Family Foundation. 

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.

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