Family of four in gallery viewing artwork
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What to Expect

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) top priority is the safety of its visitors, volunteers, and staff. Read on for more information on our current protocols.

The south doors closed for the season as a visitor entry and exit point on Sunday, October 17, 2021, and will reopen in spring 2022.

What are the museum’s current protocols?

The CDC and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health recommend wearing face coverings in public settings to slow the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Effective Tuesday, August 10, 2021, the CMA is requiring everyone—all visitors, staff, and volunteers—to wear a face covering inside the building. The museum is no longer requiring advanced tickets or temperature screenings. 

The museum will retain the Plexiglas barriers in the north lobby, at the information desk, in the store and in Provenance Café.

See the CMA’s full Museum PoliciesPrivacy Policy, and Terms and Conditions for more information.

What amenities are available?

The coat check, restaurant, and water fountains will remain closed until further notice.

The ARTLENS Gallery and Ingalls Library and Museum Archives are open. Provenance Restaurant will reopen remain closed until further notice.

Provenance Café is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A limited selection of hot food items will be available until 2:30 p.m., and the café will continue to expand its menu as attendance increases. The café is closed on Mondays.

Connect Online

The CMA will continue to lead in the virtual realm by maintaining production of digital assets and ways in which at-home visitors can connect with the CMA while social-distancing protocols remain in place. Home Is Where the Art Is offers an abundance of online resources and activities to access the museum’s collections and includes virtual events and programs.