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Phone: 216-421-7350

Cleveland Museum Of Art

The mission of the Cleveland Museum of Art is to fulfill its dual roles as one of the world's most distinguished comprehensive art museums and as one of northeastern Ohio's principal civic and cultural institutions. The museum, established in 1913 "for the benefit of all the people forever,"1 seeks to bring the pleasure and meaning of art to the broadest possible audience in accordance with the highest aesthetic, intellectual and professional standards. Toward this end the museum augments, preserves, exhibits and fosters understanding of the outstanding collections of world art it holds in trust for the public and presents complementary exhibitions and programs. The Cleveland Museum of Art embraces its leadership role in collecting, scholarship, education and community service.

1. J.H. Wade II, act of conveyance of land to be used for the CMA.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (4)

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Permanent Collection

The Cleveland Museum of Art permanent collection includes more than 40,000 objects, spread over 19 departments:
African Art
American Paintings and Sculpture
Art of the Americas
Chinese Art
Contemporary Art
Decorative Arts
Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art
European Paintings and Sculpture
Greek and Roman Art
Indian and South East Asian Art
Islamic Art
Japanese Art
Korean Art
Medieval Art


Please see for exhibition programs.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am-5 pm
Wednesday and Friday, 10 am-9 pm
Closed Mondays

Getting there

The Cleveland Museum of Art parking facility is now closed for the next phase of expansion. Parking during this time will be available at both metered spaces around the circle as well as other University Circle institutions. Parking fees at other institutions apply and may vary from institution to institution. Anticipated reopening of the completed CMA garage is October 2007.


Museum Store Hours

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am-5:00pm
Wednesday and Friday 10:00 am-9:00pm

Museum Cafe

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday and Friday 10:00am - 8:00pm

Ingalls Library

The Ingalls Library is now open in its new home, the fourth in the Museum since 1916. The renovated and relocated library facility has been planned with the flexibility necessary to serve our growing and increasingly diverse community of patrons.
The highlight of the new facility is an expanded Reading Room situated at the heart of the space and lit by a combination of natural light from new clerestory windows and table lamps. The Reading Room will comfortably seat 80-100 people and accommodate the research needs of the museum’s curatorial staff and the Case Western Reserve University students and faculty in the Joint Program in Art History.
The Reference Room will contain more seating and house the library’s substantial collection of artist clipping files, microfilm and photograph collections, in addition to the numerous resources already available for reference use. A new seminar room will facilitate small group study and allow for increased library programming and training. The new library will also maintain a comfortable Recent Acquisitions area housing newspapers, current auction catalogues, periodicals and new books.
Come and see the new Ingalls Library in the Arts and Education Center.

Museum internal and external photos (2)

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The Education Department staff serves as a catalyst between the works of art in the Museum's collection and visitors, young and old, from the Cleveland community and beyond. A passion for and understanding of works of art--as embodiments of culture, history and aesthetics--is core to achieving this mission.
Through programs and teaching, the Education Department staff strive to foster non-elitist perceptions of art and the Museum, strengthening the Museum's commitment to community engagement, and making the Museum accessible to the widest possible audience.

Please contact Marjorie Williams, Director of Education and Public Programs at