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Researching CMA Objects: Home

This is an easy four step guide that will walk you through the process of finding information about objects owned by the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Are you looking for information about a piece of art at the Cleveland Museum of Art? 

This guide will help you find all the information you need in just four easy steps.


   Determine the artist, the title and the CMA accession number for your object.


   Check the CMA Publications Index online.


   Check the CIA Library catalog for books.


   Check the CIA Library databases for articles.


Still need help? Contact a librarian!

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Stop by the library during our open hours to get help with your research questions, to schedule an individual appointment with a librarian, or to schedule a librarian visit for your class. Click here for our current hours.


Call (216) 421-7440 to speak to a library staff member during the library's open hours.


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Laura M. Ponikvar
Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 421-7442