Must CMA Summer

Summer at the CMA is the time to discover fun events and activities the whole family will enjoy. Must see, must do, must CMA. Read the brochure.

See what makes the CMA one of the top art museums in the nation with these iconic works of art.

Landscape Tours
Every other Wednesday | 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Stroll through the tree-lined walkways of the Fine Arts Garden—masterfully designed by the firm of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park in New York City—to view sculptural favorites.


MIX: Decoded  
Friday, September 6 | 6:00-10:00 p.m.
MIX: Decoded is all about blending art and technology. Experience a high energy, deep house set from DJ MIMO and visit ArtLens exhibition to experiment with games that invite you to consider what art can be. 

Chalk Festival
Saturday-Sunday, September 14–15
The Fine Arts Garden becomes a colorful canvas for professional artists and families alike. Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is free. $ to chalk.

Open Studio
Every Sunday | 1:00–4:00 p.m.

All ages are invited to join us for drop-in art making to imagine, experiment, and create.


Must See Exhibitions

Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders
July 7–October 6, Free
This summer, discover how monsters inspired the imaginations of artists in the Middle Ages.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Cuyahoga River Lightning
Through September 22, Free

Three monumental gunpowder works, part of a citywide observation of the 50th anniversary of the last Cuyahoga River fire.

Ámà: The Gathering Place
August 2–November 24, Free

The first commissioned artwork for the Ames Family Atrium. Experience an immersive site-specific installation by Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh.

Michelangelo: Mind of the Master
September 22–January 5, $
CMA members see it FREE. Experience the brilliance of Michelangelo’s achievements through more than two dozen original drawings.