PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet will remain on view, with the exhibition extended through August 2 at the Cleveland Museum of Art, which will reopen on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00 am.

The Cleveland Museum of Art with PROOF branding banners, announcing the exhibition and featuring Marilyn Monroe


The exhibition, which was called “the photography exhibition of 2020,” comes from the collection of our late founder Mark Schwartz and his wife—our president—Bettina Katz. Organized by CMA, curated by former MoMA Chief Curator of Photography Peter Galassi, and designed by N+S, PROOF is a truly collaborative project that highlights the contact sheet’s ability to tell a story and establishes the sheet as an art object in and of itself.

See PROOF for Yourself

PROOF is free for all guests, and entry will be included with timed tickets during the museum’s first phase of reopening.

We’re delighted to have the opportunity to extend access to PROOF in partnership with CMA, and to ensure that all guests can engage with the Schwartz + Katz collection—whether they’re seeing it for the first time or returning for another look. CMA has always been a source of inspiration and reprieve for our firm, and we hope the exhibition can be an extension of that for the community.

"Photographers Photographed," a section within the PROOF exhibition design at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Guests who prefer to stay home can engage with the exhibition virtually or purchase a copy of the exhibition book, designed by N+S, to enjoy at home here.