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“A bit overwhelming for me!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
+1 216-421-7340
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Ranked #1 of 192 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913 "for the benefit of all the people forever." Renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, the museum includes almost 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, performing arts and art education and recently completed an ambitious, multi-phase renovation and expansion project across its campus. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood.
Columbus, Ohio
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“A bit overwhelming for me!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I had trouble finding a parking space to visit this museum. There were a lot of great ehibits to wander thru, and it was easy to get lost.

Visited April 2013
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Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
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“Rich, diverse collection in a beautiful building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Cleveland Art Museum has undergone a lengthy, dramatic renovation, and the result is gorgeous. The design does a beautiful job of using natural lighting and bold color to highlight the pieces. In addition, a state-of-the-art computer system allows people to explore themes and artistic concepts. Furthermore, the collection includes excellent pieces from all of your art history masters along with a wonderful collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Medieval artifacts. If you have opportunity, there is a tour most days in the afternoon and it is well worth attending, either as a way to get you started or an opportunity to wrap up your visit. Set aside a healthy chunk of time for your visit, and try to squeeze in a lunch at the excellent café.

Visited April 2013
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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“Great variety”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Wonderful exhibit of Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and modern art. Small art nouveau decorative arts gallery.

Visited April 2013
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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Nice collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

It was a fun visit. The collection is very nice. The Medieval was the best because it has pieces that rival some of the French collections I have seen. The building is very nice and looks to be a good rental venue for events. The security guard were a bit self-important in the furniture room, swooping in to test all of the motion detectors with great (and unnecessary) urgency. Overall, the visit was very enjoyable. It's also nice that the permanent collection is free. We only had two hours and could've used more time. It's definitely worth seeing.

Visited April 2013
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Northfield, Ohio
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“art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

awesome collection and always great exhibits....have been going there since I was a child I am 56......it is always a pleasure to spend the day getting lost in Art.

Visited November 2012
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