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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries and Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Kelley Notaro Schreiber

The Cleveland Museum of Art
knotaro [at] clevelandart.org
216-707-6898
Member reservations begin October 15. Public presale begins October 22. Special pricing for combination tickets is available to the public until November 1.

Cleveland, OH (October 9, 2018) – The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announces ticket information for two major exhibitions opening this fall: Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries, on view November 18, 2018, to January 21, 2019; and Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, on view November 23, 2018, to March 3, 2019. Advance sales are highly recommended to secure your tickets now for the holiday season. 

CMA members will have the first opportunity to reserve tickets. Free timed tickets will be available for Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, and free nontimed tickets will be available for Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries. Members may reserve tickets if their membership is current. To verify, renew or upgrade membership levels, or to confirm log-in information, go to cma.org/members or call the ticket center at 216-421-7350.

Special pricing is available to the public for early ticket purchase. A combination ticket for Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries and Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern will be available for $20 through October 31. Regular combination-ticket pricing ($25) will go into effect November 1. 

Single and discounted combination tickets will be available during the member and public presales. 

Member Presale

*Open to ALL active members

Free member tickets will be available from Monday, October 15, at 9:00 a.m., to Sunday, October 21. Members may purchase half-price guest tickets during this time. 

Combination Ticket Price:

Members and children 5 and under free, member guests $14

Single Ticket Price:

Members and children 5 and under free, member guests $7

Member Preview Days

To provide a more intimate experience, the CMA offers members the opportunity to enjoy the exhibitions before the public openings. (Members will still be required to reserve a ticket for the member preview days.) 

Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries

  • Friday, November 16, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 17, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

  • Wednesday, November 21, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Public Presale

The public may purchase tickets from Monday, October 22, at 9:00 a.m., to Wednesday, October 31. Members may also reserve their free tickets and purchase guest tickets during this time.  

Special Pricing 

Combination Ticket Prices:

Adults $20, seniors and college students $18, children 6–17 $10, members and children 5 and under free.

Single Ticket Prices:

Adults $15, seniors and college students $13, adult groups $12, children 6–17 and member guests $7, members and children 5 and under free.

 

Regular Sale

The regular sale begins Thursday, November 1, at 9:00 a.m., and will continue through the duration of the exhibitions. Members may also reserve their free tickets and purchase guest tickets during this time.

*Regular Pricing

Combination Ticket Prices:

Adults $25, seniors and college students $21, children 6–17 $12, members and children 5 and under free.

Single Ticket Prices: 

Adults $15, seniors and college students $13, adult groups $12, children 6–17 and member guests $7, members and children 5 and under free.

The museum recommends reserving tickets through its online platform by visiting cma.org/exhibitions. Tickets can also be reserved by phone at 216-421-7350 or at the museum’s ticket center. 

December is expected to book quickly. Your first choice of date and time may not be available, so please have other date options in mind when reserving tickets. 

About the Exhibitions

Shown exclusively at the CMA, Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries unveils the recently restored Valois Tapestries, on view for the first time in North America. This unique set of 16th-century hangings was commissioned by Catherine de’ Medici, the indomitable queen mother of France. This rare opportunity is made possible by the generous cooperation of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence. Woven with wool, silk and precious metal-wrapped threads, the tapestries are rich in both their materials and intricate subject matter. Life-sized, full-length portraits of the French king, princes and princesses, situated prominently in the foreground, lock eyes with the viewer and present detailed scenes of court pageants and festivities. Accompanied by exquisite drawings, paintings and decorative arts, the tapestries reveal the magnificence of life at court. Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries will be on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern offers a fascinating look into the connections between the paintings, personal style and public persona of one of America’s most iconic artists. Showcasing several of her paintings alongside her garments—many shown in Cleveland for the first time—and photographic portraits of her as a subject, the exhibition reveals O’Keeffe’s determination to be strikingly modern not only in her art but in her life. Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern will be on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays.

The Uffizi Galleries and the Cleveland Museum of Art are profoundly grateful to Friends of the Uffizi and their major benefactor, Mrs. Veronica Atkins, for their generous support of the restoration of the Valois Tapestries.

Presenting Sponsors: Joyce and Bill Litzler; Textile Art Alliance

Supporting Sponsors: A Gift in Memory of Emma Lincoln; Mrs. Joseph T. Zingale

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern is organized by the Brooklyn Museum with guest curator Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University.

Presenting Sponsors: Brenda and Marshall Brown, Cheryl L. and David E. Jerome

Supporting Sponsors: Anonymous, Cindy and Dale Brogan, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil

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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 45,000 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 Circle neighborhood.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is supported by a broad range of individuals, foundations and businesses in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Additional support comes from the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund the museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. For more information about the museum, its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit ClevelandArt.org.