12316 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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 (45 large prints) will be on view throughout the cemetery into the Fall of 2020. Signed, limited edition prints are available for purchase. For more information, go to www.foothillgalleries.com.

Office hours

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


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 is currently undergoing a restoration process and will be closed intermittently to the public. Please check our website before planning your visit to make sure the building is open that day.

Wade Chapel is open.

Dates & Hours of Operation:
Apr 1 – Nov 19: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open daily.

Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during these hours.