Home Is Where the Art Is: Stay Connected

Art connects us, and that is no less true now, as we are called upon to distance ourselves physically from our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. The arts remain a source of joy and comfort and a profound expression of the aspirations—and humanity—that we all share. Our staff is currently focused on finding new innovative and long-lasting ways to connect with our supporters throughout the period during which we are closed. A summary of the digital resources that we already offer is provided below.

Collection Online

Access every object in the CMA’s collection, more than 61,000 artwork records, like never before. Explore high-resolution images and in-depth interpretive content. Search for works with videos or 3D models, and learn more with up to 36 fields of metadata for each object, including provenance, exhibition history, and citations. Take advantage of the CMA’s powerful advanced search options to find new favorites in the collection. 

ArtLens App

Digitally explore the CMA’s galleries from anywhere. The ArtLens App is free to download and gives access to the museum’s artworks anytime from your smartphone or tablet. Explore interpretive content for every artwork on view, including video content and fun facts. Browse through a curated list of tours created by the CMA—each with bonus content related to the tour’s theme. Rate favorite tours and works of art, create your own tours, then share your tours with others.

Social Media

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and daily doses of museum content.

Open Access

Share, collaborate, remix, and reuse images of more than 30,000 public-domain artworks through the CMA’s Open Access initiative. Anyone from teachers to scholars to developers can access these public-domain images, as well as scholarly information and metadata for more than 61,000 artworks from the CMA’s world-renowned collection. Explore the CMA’s Open Access collection from our Collection Online, through our API, or through our online partner repositories. 

Check out exciting projects that educators and data scientists have already engaged in with our Open Access collection on the blog.

Digital Archives

The museum’s digital archives include audio and visual recordings of past museum programs and events, oral histories, preliminary drawings, renderings, and works of art by artists represented in the museum’s collection.

Video Series

The CMA’s new video series shares insights of CMA curators on exhibitions and programs scheduled during the time the CMA is temporarily closed. 

Blog: CMA Thinker

Check out our blog CMA Thinker, recognized as a top art blog on Medium and PR Newswire, to read stories from the Cleveland Museum of Art discussing art from another angle. Dive deeper into one artwork with stories from curators, go behind the scenes with our conservators, and explore the inner workings of how the museum shares our collection with our visitors digitally.