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Cleveland, OH 44106
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Moonlight in the Gates:

150 Years of Lake View Cemetery in a New Reflective Light


Lake View Cemetery is celebrating its 150th year by revealing itself in a new light, specifically lunar light. Throughout 2018 beneath each month’s full moon, artist Michael Weil spent solitary evenings locked inside the gates of Lake View Cemetery photographing the monuments, grounds, and mood of one of Cleveland’s most celebrated outdoor spaces. From frigid, still January nights to blustery snow storms into cool blossoming spring and humid summer midnights and breezy autumnal crow-time (just before dawn), Michael roamed Lake View’s extensive un-lit, park-like grounds to experience this familiar space in a wholly unfamiliar light. A transformative and personal project now has become a public presentation and celebration.

The outdoor works (about 40 large prints) will be on view throughout the cemetery starting July 22, 2019 for about a year. Prints from this series also will be on view at Foothill Galleries in Cleveland Heights beginning July 23, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Office hours

Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sun: by appointment

Grounds

Open every day of the year
Nov 1 – Mar 31: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Apr 1 – Oct 31: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Gates may close early due to inclement weather.

Garfield Memorial and Wade Chapel

Open for the season.
Apr 1 – Nov 19: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open daily.

Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during these hours.