Located in the PIVOT Center of Art, Dance & Expression in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland’s near west side, the CAC houses the Community Arts staff and education outreach program. The community arts program hosts programs inncluding Parade the Circle, Chalk Festival, Winter Lights Lantern Festival, and Studio Go. It’s aimed at creating arts experiences for audiences of all ages throughout Greater Cleveland by offering artmaking activities and events that encourage community and artist collaboration and highlight connections with the museum’s collections.

The CAC’s bare white walls and halls have been transformed into lively and colorful spaces filled with a…


By Marisa DeMaria, CMA Student Guide

The CMA Student Guide Program is the museum’s undergraduate training program. Students participate in the program for 2–3 years and are given a variety of research and educational projects to draw connections between art and its relevance to our lives today. The current cohort is comprised of four students who have each authored an essay surrounding the themes of diversity and open-mindedness in relation to artworks in the CMA collection.

The galleries we wander through are soft-spoken and still, yet they invite us to be contemplative, creative, and meditative. The quiet, open space allows…


By Paula Jackson, CMA Gallery Teacher and Illustrator

As a working artist and a new gallery teacher, I’ve had the privilege of being immersed in the expansive collection the Cleveland Museum of Art has to offer. Part of my role as a museum’s educator has included scouring the ends of Collection Online database and the important task of presenting diverse artists and perspectives to students.

Born in Japan and immigrating to the heart of Ohio at the age of four, I’ve always been drawn to making things with my hands. However, it was hard to find depictions of people who…


By Elena Mars, CMA Conservation Intern

During AAPI Heritage Month, the CMA is sharing collection artworks to recognize the diverse histories within these communities. Let’s take a look at Chinese and Japanese musical instruments that are currently in the process of conservation with the assistance of Elena Mars who is finishing her third year of graduate school, earning her masters degree in objects conservation from SUNY Buffalo State College.

As part of my graduate internship in the conservation department at the CMA, I am contributing to an ongoing project to rediscover the Charles G King Jr. collection of musical instruments


The Modernization of Chinese Ink Painting

By Jessica Ketz, Digital Communications Manager

As the Cleveland Museum of Art’s new digital communications manager, I have the pleasure of showcasing the diversity of the collection on a daily basis, highlighting artists and artworks from all walks of life and from around the world via our digital presence on our blog, social media accounts, and e-newsletters. As a Chinese-American, I am acutely aware of the shared experiences of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Asian communities. …


By Sooa Im McCormick, Curator of Korean Art

Since 1990, May has been Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month, during which we honor and celebrate Asian and Pacific Americans’ contributions to the United States. Due to the recent rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans, this year, the month takes on more urgency than ever.

As the first Korean art specialist the Cleveland Museum of Art has hired, I am proud of my Korean and immigrant heritage, which allows me to fulfill an important role: to preserve, to research, and to present the museum’s Korean art collection.

In…


CUC Teens’ “Relapse” and a Call for Time Capsule Submissions

By Darius Steward, Master Teacher, CUC

Funded by the Cleveland Foundation, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Currently Under Curation program (CUC) gives participating teens from the Cleveland area access to CMA resources, creating an environment where object based learning and teamwork skills are sharpened as they work to create arts experiences for a wide variety of audiences. The CUC teens recently collaborated on the exhibition Laura Owens: Rerun with internationally known artist Laura Owens and CMA curator Emily Liebert. The exhibition is on view at Transformer Station through May 30.


Come spring, the Fine Arts Garden at the south entrance of the Cleveland Museum of Art becomes a popular attraction. For many Greater Clevelanders, when the cherry blossoms appear around Wade Lagoon, it is a sign that spring has arrived.

Originating in Japan, cherry blossom trees called sakura (桜) commonly adorn Japanese textiles, decorative pieces, and other fine works of art. In Japan, cherry blossom season comes with a tradition dating to at least a thousand years ago called hanami, meaning “blossom viewing.” …


By Stephanie Foster, Lead Interpretive Planner and Rachel Arzuaga, Interpretive Planner

As an encyclopedic art museum, housing art objects from every culture, place, and period, the Cleveland Museum of Art has core values that embrace diversity and inclusion. The contemporary art collection is no exception. We are excited to welcome you back into the newly reinstalled, and reimagined, contemporary galleries reopening Tuesday, April 20.

Through this reinstallation project we are showcasing the global nature of this collection in order to prioritize and celebrate the work of diverse artists, particularly work by women and artists of color from around the world.


Typically, a featured exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art will be accompanied by a prix fixe menu in Provenance, the museum restaurant. Due to COVID safety measures, Provenance is temporarily closed.* However, Executive Chef Joe Perez has created a colorful dish inspired by an artwork on view in our current exhibition Stories from Storage.

Stories from Storage is a spellbinding exhibition featuring an anthology of 20 stories from our curators about 3,000 years of art. This unique exhibition reveals artwork kept in storage for various reasons: some are light sensitive, some have condition issues, some have contested attributions and…

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