Gather with friends and family in the museum’s Fine Arts Garden to appreciate the fleeting, stunning beauty of Japan’s unofficial flower, the cherry blossom. In Japan, cherry blossom viewing (o-hanami) often involves picnicking beneath the trees to celebrate the start of spring. Come and hanami however you’d like! Plan a picnic or potluck, or purchase traditional Japanese fare on-site. Arrive at the Fine Arts Garden early to claim a coveted picnic spot and enjoy music, performances, art activities, tours, and more. Picnickers wearing pink or white will be given free admission to the exhibition Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art. On view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall from April 9 to June 30, this exhibition introduces works from the 10th to the 19th century and treasures from shrines and temples never before seen outside Japan. In partnership with Cleveland Asian Festival, OCA Greater Cleveland, and MotivAsians for Cleveland.
Please note: Coolers and outside food are not permitted inside the museum. In the event of rain, only indoor activities will proceed as planned.