Gladys the grasshopper came to live at the CMA more than 15 years ago. For all that time, she was one feature among many on a lovely piece of decorative art. Because she is very small and low to the ground, she was sometimes overlooked by grown-ups. But the children could always find her, because children know what it’s like to be small. Gladys was so happy to be found by so many children that she decided to help them find other exciting things in the art at the Museum.
Gladys is always looking for more ways to learn about the Museum and the artwork she lives with. Lucky for her she possesses infinite curiosity, a sense of adventure and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Having just recently come to life, she is ready to explore the Museum with her new friends – you! She urges children and adults to take in their surroundings and take notice of the details – through the powers of observation and exploration, fueled by curiosity.