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Cleveland Museum of Art announces reopening on Martin Luther King Day

The Cleveland Museum of Art. Photo by Kaylyn Hlavaty.
Posted at 12:34 PM, Jan 14, 2021

CLEVELAND — Art aficionados wait no more. The Cleveland Museum of Art announced it will reopen to the public on Martin Luther King Day after previously closing to adhere to the city of Cleveland’s stay-at-home advisory.

The museum will open Monday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“I am delighted to welcome our community back to the Cleveland Museum of Art coinciding with this important day of celebration,” said William Griswold, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, in a news release. “We will reopen with the modified hours that we enacted in June, reserved and timed ticketing and a wonderful slate of exhibitions including Second Careers: Two Tributaries in African Art, Gustave Baumann: Colorful Cuts and Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang, among others.”

While it’s not planning any in-person events through the coming months or on the reopening day, there will be a special virtual event, “Martin Luther King Day: Becoming a Beloved Community,” scheduled for 6 p.m.

Poets will use Michelangelo Lovelace’s "My Home Town" painting as a departure point to explore King’s community.

The Transformer Station, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s sister contemporary art museum, will also reopen to the public Monday.

Exhibitions On View

  • Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang—through Feb. 21, 2021
  • Second Careers: Two Tributaries in African Art—through March 14, 2021
  • Gustave Baumann: Colorful Cuts—through May 5, 2021
  • Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panamá—through Oct. 3, 2021

For those who want to stay home and visit the CMS virtually, can view a selection of high-level, digital-engagement offerings. Click here to access the collection.

As always, the museum is free. It will continue reservation-only timed tickets for entry.

Going forward, the museum’s hours of operation are Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last ticket reservation-only timed tickets for entry.

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