One of the finest art collections in the world is in this elegant Beaux Arts white-marble building set like a jewel in the ... More
Cleveland Museum of Art
One of the finest art collections in the world is in this elegant Beaux Arts white-marble building set like a jewel in the 15-acre Fine Arts Garden. Opened in 1916, the museum has a collection of more than 30,000 works, spanning 5,000 years. Masterpieces from the continents of Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe are represented here. A perennial favorite is the Armor Court, a gallery filled with swords, daggers and suits of armor. The museum is also a regular stop for important touring exhibits. Admission is free. Special exhibits are ticketed.
This is an amazing place to discover and learn. It makes art amazing and special for even the youngest kids. There's also really famous paintings which makes going there an adventure. I love the art center and try to go there as much as i can
The Cleveland Museum of Art astonished me with the range of its works, its ambiance, and the fact that it was free! On my way out, I put $20 in the collection box because I was so impressed, and would like this museum to continue its good work. I live in Paris, and regularly go to the Louvre, and I must say that this museum is one of the best I've been to!
Thank you Rockerfella. Cleveland has a great collection. You name an artist, Cleveland probably has at least one of their works. Plus, walk around the lagoon. It is so pretty int he spring and summer. To cold in winter. Hopefully it opesn soon after construction.
I liked the art and i liked that everything was spread out and not cramped together. nice variety of different art. Some people think art is boring but if you like art, i reccomend this museum. its very relaxing and has a nice garden in the back, too
I moved from Cleveland about a year ago and really miss spending time at this museum. I found that I could easily spend a day in each of the sections of the museum and would go back regularly (at least once a month). I think someone with a gung ho passion for visual arts could seriously spend at least a couple of days venturing through all of the different collections, while the more casual art enthusiast will appreciate the marvelous examples of art movements and 'big name' artists.
They also host many lectures through out the year which I also highly recommend.
A must see/do when in Cleveland or in the University Circle neighborhood
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 3/21/05
The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the finest art museums I have ever been to, and am shocked that more people don't give it the credit it deserves. I have visited the Prado in Madrid, the Louvre of Paris, the Uffizi in Florence, the Metropolitan in New York, the Vatican in Rome, and the National Gallery in DC. I am convinced the Cleveland Museum ranks right up there. The collection spans 5,000 years and contains works by extremely notable artists. Botticelli, Picaso, Monet, Rembrandt, El Greco, Warhol are just some of the artists whose work should be recognized by those with the most minimal background in art history. Painting, Sculpture, Egyptian, Asian, Islamic, Medieval and armor, Contemporary and textile arts create a fine variety in the museum. Recently aquired is the legendary scuplture Apollo Sauroktonosros (original copy) and is one of the finest examples of Greek sculpture. The museum is not too large however, and it is quite possible to see the entire musuem in a resonable amount of time, although I always find something new everytime I visit. The other great aspect of the museum is that admissions is free, and contributions are encouraged but not strongly enforced (for instance the Metropolitan in New York assumes and expects you to contribute $15 for a single admission). A gift shop, cafe, and ample on site parking makes it very visitor friendly- and there are numerous other museums and cultural institutions within walking distance.
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