Cleveland, June 5, 2020:
The Cleveland Museum of
Art (CMA) will reopen its building in University Circle on
Tuesday, June 30, at 10:00 a.m. The CMA’s top priority will be
the health and well-being of its visitors, staff and volunteers,
and the museum will implement rigorous safety procedures that
adhere to the guidance set forth by state and local officials,
as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A limited
number of free, reservation-only timed tickets for June 30 and
the month of July will be available to members in a presale
beginning June 15 and to the public from June 22. Parking fees
for the museum’s garage may be paid in advance during the ticket
reservation process. In this first phase of reopening, a
staggered maximum of 500 visitors per day will be permitted in
the building. In addition to on-site visitation, the CMA will
continue to lead in the virtual realm by maintaining the
production of digital resources that will permit audiences to
connect with the CMA from home throughout the period social
distancing protocols remain in place.
Where the Art Is
offers an abundance of online resources and activities to access
the museum’s collections and includes virtual events and
"I am beyond thrilled to be able to welcome our community
back to the Cleveland Museum of Art," said William M. Griswold,
director of the CMA. "Our staff have been fastidious in
planning, and we feel confident we will provide a safe,
comfortable and welcoming environment for all on-site visitors.
For those who wish to remain at home and visit the museum
virtually, I am pleased to say that we will continue to develop
and share with our members and others the high-level,
digital-engagement offerings for which the Cleveland Museum of
Art is known worldwide."
On-Site Visits To welcome the community
back and to deliver a low-touch, high-quality visitor
experience, the institution developed an internal task force and
consulted with a board-certified epidemiologist and peer
institutions across the country to establish coronavirus
protocols and site-specific safety measures in accordance with
the guidance of state and local authorities and the CDC. This
includes enhanced daily cleaning and the incorporation of
antibacterial solution stations throughout the museum.
The CMA will scan the temperature of all visitors, and facial
coverings will be required. Once inside, visitors’ pre-reserved
tickets will be scanned. Visitor Services staff and additional
wayfinding tools will assist visitors in navigating their museum
experience. The café and restaurant, museum store and coat check
will initially remain closed; however, the museum will reopen
these amenities as circumstances safely allow. For detailed
information about new protocols, please visit the FAQ page
listed on cma.org.
On View Beginning June 30
permanent collection galleries will be open except for the
1916 lower-level galleries and ARTLENS Gallery.
• For the first time, a selection of artworks from the
collection of Clevelanders Joseph P. and Nancy F. Keithley
will be on
• The CMA
will debut a completely reimagined installation of its
British art galleries.
PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet
will be on view
through August 2, 2020.
• Tiffany in Bloom: Stained Glass Lamps of Louis Comfort
Tiffany will be
on view through October 4, 2020.
• Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica will be on view
through October 10, 2020.
• Gold Needles: Embroidery Arts from Korea will be on view
through October 25, 2020.
• A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin
America will be
on view through November 29, 2020.
CMA at Transformer Station
• Signal Noise: Aaron Rothman
Opening details are forthcoming
As the museum assesses its first phase of reopening, more
galleries and exhibitions will become available to visitors.
Ticket Information Free, required timed
tickets will be limited to eight per person.
At this time, there will be no
on-site ticket sales.
Members will be given advance access to tickets and may make
reservations if their membership account is active. To verify,
renew or upgrade membership levels, or to confirm login
information, please go to cma.org/members or call the ticket
center at 216-421-7350 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. June 15-17:
Leadership Circle Members June 18-21:
CMA Insider and General Members June 22:
Tickets will initially be available for June 30 and the month
of July only. On the 15th of each month, additional tickets will
be released for the following month. The CMA recommends
reserving tickets through its online platform by visiting
cma.org. Tickets can also be reserved by phone at 216-421-7350.
Visitors will receive a pre-visit welcome email with the
museum’s new guidelines, a detailed visitor FAQ sheet and a link
to the ArtLens app to enhance their experience. Visitors must
arrive at—not before—the time specified on their ticket, to
maintain safety limits.
Parking fees for the museum’s garage may be paid in advance
during the ticket reservation process. Visitors can also pay
on-site using a credit card. Please view the museum’s parking web page for hourly parking rates.
The museum highly recommends paying
parking fees in advance.
The CMA is monitoring the coronavirus situation regularly and
will modify its protocols and policies as new information from
state and local officials and the CDC becomes available.
During this first phase, the museum’s hours are Tuesday to
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays.
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 61,000
objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The
museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions,
scholarship and performing arts. One of the top comprehensive
art museums in the nation and free of charge to all, the
Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the dynamic University
The Cleveland Museum of Art receives funding from a broad
range of individuals, foundations and businesses in Cleveland
and northeast Ohio. The museum is supported in part by residents
of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts &
Culture and made possible in part by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC),
which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National
Endowment for the Arts. The OAC is a state agency that funds and
supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities
culturally, educationally and economically. For more information
about the museum and its holdings, programs and events, call
888-CMA-0033 or visit ClevelandArt.org.