Please join us at this inspirational venue!
STREET PARKING IS FREE! Garage Parking Info: http://www.clevelandart.org/visit/directions-and-parking
We'll be in the atrium, up against the grey escalator wall. CMA is under heightened security status which means that only minimal items may be brought in: like a couple few coloring books and a set or two of pens, pencils, or crayons. Markers are strictly p..so be careful how you bring them in, if you must. Use the smallest bag you have, even a plastic grocery bag would be good.
A clear bag "within the dimensions" is an excellent choice as well.
The cafe does not serve breakfast per se, but they do have beverages -including a cappuccino machine! - treats and prepared goods. You may also wait closer to lunchtime and purchase something like a salad or lunch dish.
There are a couple of free and special events which will be be in full swing by now. I would like to experience the following three exhibitions all of which will be on display until Sept 22nd.
Organized in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Print Club of Cleveland, this exhibition presents a selection of significant prints generously donated to the museum by the club over the past 100 years.
In honor of their centennial, the club has published, in partnership with the CMA, The Print Club of Cleveland: 100 Years, 1919–2019, which features an illustrated selection of notable gifts over the past several decades.
The CMA is pleased to present the following exhibitions as part of Cuyahoga50, a citywide commemoration of the 50th anniv of the last Cuyahoga River fire and celebration of the progress made toward clean water for all.
Cai Guo-Qiang: Cuyahoga River Lightning features three monumental gunpowder works by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang (born 1957), known for his explosion events, gunpowder-ignited paintings, and installations, all using environmentally friendly material.
While Cuyahoga River Lightning: Drawing for the Cleveland Museum of Art (2018) was created especially for the exhibition, the other two exhibited works in monochrome and polychrome gunpowder illustrate the artist’s reflections on the state of our planet, wildlife, and the world’s diminishing natural reserves of fresh water.
Featuring the work of renowned contemporary artist Edward Burtynsky (Canadian, born 1955), Water: Edward Burtynsky draws attention to current threats to clean, sustainable water and encourages visitors to reflect on individual actions that can impact the future of our planet.
Burtynsky’s global portrait explores humanity’s increasingly stressed relationship with water, the world’s most vital natural resource. Thirteen monumental color photographs survey locales from the Gulf of Mexico to the shore of the Ganges. Offering both aesthetic abstraction and concrete data, these hauntingly beautiful images encourage us to ponder whether current water-management strategies are among humankind’s great achievements or its most dangerous failures.