Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

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11150 East Boulevard Cleveland OH 44106 1.888.CMA.0033
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  • A Sterling Collection

    by grandpaisaac Updated Nov 13, 2015

    This splendid art museum was the highlight of my early September visit to Cleveland.This art museum is very comprehensive.I especially appreciated its fine collection of Medieval Art from such countries as;Italy,France,Spain,Germany,Austria,and Flanders.I saw fine Medieval paintings by such painters as;Berlinghiero,Andrea Bonaiuti,Jean de Beaumetz,Ugolino di Nerio,Spinello Aretino,Carlo da Camerino,Jaume Ferrer the Younger,Stefan Lochner,and Master of Heilingkreuz,among others.This free art museum had wonderful Medieval Period sculpture by Claus de Werwe,Jean De La Huerta,and and Gil de Siloe among others.These works were primarily devotional in nature.
    This art museum also had wonderful Renaissance Period Art,including splendid paintings by Sandro Botticelli,Carolino da Viterbo,Fra Angelico,Giovanni Toscani,Lorenzo Lotto,Fillipino Lippi,Gerard David,Geertgen Tot Sint Jans,and Gerard David among others.I also saw wonderful Renaissance Period sculpture by Tillman Riemenschneider,Mino da Fiesole,and David Mauch among others.Their Renaissance Art was also primarily devotional in scope.
    It was a privilege being in this art museum.

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    This is a Gem of a Art Museum

    by chattygirl7491 Written Nov 6, 2015

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    This is a Gem of a Art Museum. We were in the area for just a night and visited here. Normally it's a free or by donation but turned out they had a special event ... a Monet Matise exhibit. Lots of Monets. I'd seen monets in books and calenders but it was very cool seeing the new thing. I'm not a huge fan of impressionist but it was well worth the visit.. Due to the special event the cost and parking was much more.

    This was a large museum and we only got to see about half and will return. a nice variety of art.

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    Large art museaum

    by chattygirl7491 Written Nov 6, 2015

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    A large impressive museum .. we only saw about half of it. Normally the visit is free or donation but they were having a special event of Monet to Matise .. A very impressive collection of Monets but of course they didn't allow photography of the special exhibits. Plus parking was much more due do the special event. IT was bitter cold and sleeting so we paid the price for the close parking.

    I'd like to go back and finish seeing it but we were tired and had a long drive home. There is some nice statues outside and a lovely fountain that reminded me of our trip to Europe.

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    by WheninRome Written Dec 31, 2009

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    Cleveland has an excellent art museum, located at University Circle along with several other nearby attractions (i.e. Natural History Museum, Botanical Garden, Lakeview Cemeter, Little Italy, etc...) that can make for a very full day or several short ones.

    The Museum is free for its traditional collections; however, special visiting collections require a fee. When I wrote this tip we had just returned from seeing the Gauguin Exhibit, which was a special exhibit, though my wife and I had free tickets. I did not care for the Gauguin exhibit as much as some previous ones, such as the Monet Exhibit, which was breathtaking.

    There are thousands of pieces in the Museum's collections ranging from modern art, to early American, to European, to Tiffany stained glass, to jewelry, to ancient weaponry, and on and on.

    I love the early American art as well as the Picasso's, Monet's, and van Gogh's that are always on exhibit.

    The Art Museum is also undergoing significant expansion and redesign and I can't wait to see the finished building.

    Early U.S. Art I love Monet! A Haunting Piece by Anselm Kiefer
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    by Toughluck Updated Mar 21, 2007

    As a kid this can be pretty boring. Since I was last there, they have expanded the Egyptian gallaeris and the Armor Court. So, it's no longer just the paintings on the wall. I like those now, but their definition of art has expanded to include handcrafted artifacts. Paintings in clude Carvaggio, Hals, Rubens, Money, Degas, Renoir, and Asian and pre-Columbian works.

    Hours: Tu, Th, Sa, Su 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; @ & F 10 a.m.. - 9: p.m Closed many holidays.

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    by erikatheskysailor Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Ah yes, the Art Museum! I highly recommend touring this museum, which is a gem in Cleveland, world-class. My last visit was after many years passed since seeing it as a child.

    *Currently, most of the museum is closed for renovation, but is sheduled for re-opening soon. There is a pencil art exhibition currently open to visitors. Please check the website for details!*

    The museum is huge; there are many galleries and there's always a travelling collection or two on display. Some travelling collections will come with a fee. The museum itself is free to visit. Upon arrival, you'll have to open your bags for a quick search and check them for storage during your visit. There is a beautiful atrium with a charming victorian atmosphere replete with beautiful flowers. WiFi connections are available. There's also an on-site cafe, which I did not visit. Photography is permitted, without a flash. A library is also available for the public, but features graduate-level content.

    As for the galleries: they cover many eras of art; classical/renaissance paintings, sculptures; modern art, ancient art, local art, etcetera, and the Armor Court. The Armor Court is one of the most popular galleries.

    With the many galleries, it can be easy to get lost, so definately pick up a map. There are gallery attendants available, who will guide you. With many of the historical pieces, the museum can give off history museum feel, but the focus is on the art; there are few lengthy descriptions of the history of the piece, mostly just breif placards. Be sure to not lean on the cases or get too close to the wall art; everything has alarms.

    Overall, it's a wonderful place, world-class, and even the non-artist type could find it appealing.

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  • Lagoon at Cleveland Museum of Art

    by CoAir13 Updated Jan 9, 2006

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    Outside the Art Museum, you will find sculpture gardens and a lagoon. The area surrounding the museum is full of interesting architecture, including Case Western Reserve University, Severance Hall, and several churches.

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    by CoAir13 Updated Jan 9, 2006

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    The Cleveland Museum of Art is known the world over for it's collection of fine art. Of course, it doesn't compare in size to other museums in larger cities, but that means you can see all of it in one afternoon. The large Medeival Art collection, as well as Egyptian exhibit make this a particularly special Museum of Art.
    It is free, however, there is a small fee for special exhibits. Closed on Mondays.

    Most museums in Cleveland are within walking distance to one another and it is possible to see any two in one day. There are parks surrounding the area, which makes for a good walk and a picnic, as well!

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    Artistic Treasures

    by J&P Written May 31, 2003

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is an amazingly complex and extensive collection. Jana is especially fond of the 20th Century American galleries, a real flood of color, form, and challenging ideas. And it's free, free, free! Some traveling shows have ticket prices, but the permanent collection and many shows are free. Drive around the block for a parking spot - also free on the weekends.

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    Cleveland Museum of Art

    by heplion Written Aug 26, 2002

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    For a smaller city Cleveland has a FANTASTIC art museum. Complete with one of the 3 Thinker sculptures, several Picaso's, a few Van Gough's, a Dali, and several Manet's. Great examples of Victorean furniture and a good selection of armour and biblical work as well. Plan on spending an afternoon here if you can spare the time.

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  • The Art Museum is free and a...

    by kubrana Written Aug 24, 2002

    The Art Museum is free and a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon. Univeristy Circle also is home to the Natural History Museum and the Western Reserve Historical Society. Both great places to walk around...

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