The Cleveland Museum of Art is the perfect place to bring out-of-town guests and relax this holiday season. With the Museum being open from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and with extended hours on Wednesday and Friday until 9 p.m. you can spend an entire day exploring the various exhibits. The Museum will be closed December 25 and January 1. Admission is free.
For more information, please visit www.ClevelandArt.org or call at 216-421-7340
The Cleveland Museum of Art is located at 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 just off of Wade Oval in University Circle.
Here are the top ten reasons to visit the Cleveland Museum of Art during the holidays:
• No.1: Newly Opened Atrium
The Ames Family Atrium, 39,000 square foot glass piazza designed by Rafael Viñoly, has opened to the public. It serves as the heart of the museum and provides easy access to all visitors.
• No. 2: Global Food from Provenance and Provenance Café
In partnership with celebrated chef, Douglas Katz, the fine dining restaurant, Provenance, features locally sourced and globally inspired cuisine. Provenance Café offers casual fare along with an eat-in space and seats in the atrium.
• No. 3: New Museum Store
The museum store offers a variety of unique items, perfect for holiday shopping. It features handmade crafts created by Northeast Ohio artists as well as unique store items inspired by works of permanent collection.
• No. 4: Winter Light Lantern Festival
Lanterns created by Northeast Ohio artists illuminate inside and outside of the museum through December 26, 2012.
• No. 5: Picasso and the Mysteries of Life: Deconstructing La Vie
The inaugural exhibition in the Focus Gallery explores La Vie, a signature work in the museum’s collection. On view through April 21, 2013. Free
• No. 6: Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes
The first North American exhibition to explore the art of the Wari, widely regarded as ancient Peru’s first empire. On view through January 6, 2013. Free
• No.7: William H. Johnson: An American Modern
A rare opportunity to see a collection of works by the African American artist, William H. Johnson. On view through January 27, 2013. Free.
• No. 8: Mary Cassatt and the Feminine Ideal in 19th-Century Paris
Cassatt’s images of women with those of her contemporaries such as Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Auguste Renoir and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec are showcased. On view through January 21, 2013. Free.
• No. 9: Fred Wilson: Works 2004 – 2011
Three recent works and a large-scale installation of 35 flag paintings by American artist Fred Wilson will be on view in the Betty T. and David M. Schneider Gallery (East Wing Glass Box Gallery) from December 22, 2012 through May 5, 2013. Free
• No 10: Holiday Film Festival: A Week in the Andes
Five classic films set in Peru and/or the Andes, will be shown on 5 successive days from Dec. 26 to Dec. 30, in conjunction with the Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes exhibition. Admission $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over and students $7
About the Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes more than 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. Currently undergoing an ambitious, multi-phase renovation and expansion project across its campus, the museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, performing arts and art education. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation, free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is supported by a broad range of individuals, foundations and businesses in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Additional support comes from the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund the museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. For more information about the museum, its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit www.ClevelandArt.org.