The Cleveland Museum of Art means many things to many people. To the residents of Greater Cleveland, it is a beloved civic asset, a place where the community’s greatest aspirations find expression, and a backdrop for many a wedding photo. The museum is a major force in the regional cultural and intellectual community, helping to keep Northeast Ohio a vibrant center of learning and artistic endeavor. As one of the nation’s top museums, the CMA has long exhibited leadership in acquisitions, presentation, and education, and its curators have originated many groundbreaking exhibitions. The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned the world over for the extraordinarily high quality of its holdings (which are in constant demand for loan exhibitions) and for both the intellectual rigor and the public spirit of its daily activity.