The Cleveland Museum of Art Reopens

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) reopened to the public on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18. The museum will be open Tuesday to Sunday, 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. “We will reopen with the modified hours that we enacted in June, reserved and timed ticketing and a wonderful slate of exhibitions…”

“We remain committed to taking every necessary precaution to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff,” said Griswold. “No large groups will be permitted, and families will be encouraged to remain together during their visit.” 

The museum is not planning any in-person events through the coming months.  

The Transformer Station, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s sister contemporary art museum, located in the Ohio City neighborhood of downtown Cleveland, also reopened Monday, January 18. For information about safety procedures, hours of operation, exhibitions, and ticket reservations, visit

The museum was previously closed from mid-March through June 30. Prior to reopening, it established 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, which remain in place. The CMA will continue to monitor the situation and comply with all guidelines issued by state and local authorities and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

For more information about the museum’s safety procedures, please view the FAQ sheet on the museum’s website at

Visiting the CMA’s permanent collections is always FREE to the public. The museum will continue its practice of reservation-only timed tickets for entry. 

The museum’s hours of operation are Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays. The last ticket reservation for the day is at 4 p.m. There will be no new entries into the museum after 4:30 p.m.

For those who wish to remain at home and visit the CMA virtually, a selection of high-level, digital-engagement offerings, for which the CMA is known worldwide, is available online. offers an abundance of online resources and activities to enjoy the museum’s collections and includes a host of engaging programs and events.