World-renowned for its Asian and Egyptian collections, The Cleveland Museum of Art remains free to the public, as it was originally intended to be, through one of the largest endowments in the country. The museum has more than 40,000 works permanently on display, along with exceptional traveling exhibitions. The artwork inside the museum and the museum's architecture are often equally enticing for visitors. The building was built in the Beaux Arts style using neoclassical white marble, which has stood the test of time over the last hundred years. The museum and Wade Park, which surrounds it, are currently on the National Register of Historic Places. Plan my Cleveland trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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We enjoyed the free museum exhibits and beautiful building. The contemporary and modern art collections were very good and manageable size for an afternoon visit.
We enjoyed the free museum exhibits and beautiful building. The contemporary and modern art collections were very good and manageable size for an afternoon visit. more »
What a suprise! Parking $12.00 but museum entrance was free. You can make a donation if you want. Free tours but you must sign up, very knowledgeable docents, making the experience worth while. A...
What a suprise! Parking $12.00 but museum entrance was free. You can make a donation if you want. Free tours but you must sign up, very knowledgeable docents, making the experience worth while. A... more »
We made a quick visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art last summer to see one of Monet's water lilies paintings. Walking into the museum, we were blown away by how beautiful the atrium of the building is. An intended quick visit turned into a much longer visit - there are countless famous paintings. The museum is beautifully curated and has the feeling of an intimate gallery as you go from one room to the next. The collection of art under one roof is beyond impressive and up to par (if not better than) some of the most famous art museums in NYC, Chicago, and maybe even Europe. The star of our two visits has been Bill, the security attendant at the entrance of the parking garage. On our first visit, we mentioned how we were to see this one specific painting, Bill was so sweet and said to enjoy it and he wasn't even going to charge us for parking. On our second visit (almost a year later!), we were lucky enough to see Bill again. Bill, your warm smile, kindness, and generosity made both of our visits - you're an absolute gem. We can hardly wait to visit the museum again on our next trip to Cleveland... and we hope to once again see Bill.
Love love love it! But, the Kandinsky and Klimt would have been nice to see. The contemporary artists could be shown more love, too. Keith Haring. Got so excited seeing the merchandise in the gift shop but no art. But, i WOULD NOT miss the museum and I just got back from NYC.
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