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Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration @ The Cleveland Museum of Art

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

January 15, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Ames Family Atrium, Gartner Auditorium, and Galleries

Join us on Monday, January 15, when the Cleveland Museum of Art will open its doors for a free daylong celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Art Activity: Make Your Mark

Amplify your artwork with the expressiveness of collage. Explore a variety of materials to create a unique portrait of your own reflection. Featured guest Future Ink Graphics will guide attendees through the screen-printing process, choosing from a selection of Dr. King’s iconic quotes, images, and symbols.


Response Station: Poetry Wall

Immerse yourself and become inspired by the wisdom of Dr. King. Drawing from his legendary speech, craft your own statement by weaving his words into the fabric of poetry.


Family Portrait Booth: Capturing Connection

Step into the booth and celebrate connection. Participants can capture precious family moments against a community backdrop.


Little Library

Stop by our mini reading space featuring picture books that celebrate diversity and explore tales that weave together the threads of unity, fostering a sense of belonging inspired by Dr. King’s vision.



DJ Kristyles 12:00–3:00 p.m.

DJ Kristyles, music director and on-air personality at WOVU 95.9 FM, spins a curated playlist specifically for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Ames Family Atrium.


Humbly Submitted 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Humbly Submitted, one of Cleveland’s most in-demand gospel groups, performs a set inspired by jazz and soul in Gartner Auditorium.


In the Galleries

Spotlight Talks 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Delve into the museum’s collection to explore artists inspired by themes from the Civil Rights Movement and beyond.


Art Stories (ages 3+) 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Discover the colorful connections between art and storytelling, featuring artworks from the museum’s collection.


January 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Cleveland Museum of Art
1150 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH United States
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