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Review of Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art
Ranked #1 of 170 things to do in Cleveland
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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.
Canfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“1st time visitor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Wow! I spent 5 hours with my daughter and husband exploring this wonderful museum. We could've stayed longer but we went on a Thursday and the museum closes at 5pm. It has a wide variety of art and history. I was very impressed with the impressionist collection especially seeing Monet's "Water lilies" up close and personal. We had a fantastic lunch in their gourmet cafeteria under the atrium. It felt like a beautiful spring day in the middle of winter. We plan to go again when my in-laws come to visit. BTW...admission is FREE!

Visited March 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Always Free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Located at University Circle....can be a day long event...a circle of Museums
Art Museum is free and fabulous...History Museum, Crawford Auto Aircraft Museum
Botanical Gardens, stay at the Gliddon House - bed and breakfast across from the
Art Museum, eat at Aboltros - a French Restaurant near the Museum...5 minute walk.

Visited March 2014
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Strongsville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Beautiful Addition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Cleveland Museum of Art, recently remodeled and expanded is truly a world class facility. The architects did a masterful job of uniting old with new by means of a beautiful atrium that ties everything together. A FREE museum, they do charge to visit special exhibits such as the currently running VanGoh Repetitions exhibit. The permanent collection is very impressive, civering many time periods and styles. A must see if you are visiting Cleveland.

Visited March 2014
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Jordan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Being from Ontario, I have seen quite a few art galleries and paid their admission prices. I absolutely cannot get over the fact that this place is FREE!! The vast size of this place could easily take days to go through and view everything if you were stopping to read each and every info piece! I believe there are two areas that charge admission, but the amount of pieces that you can view for free is almost overwhelming there is so much to choose from. A must see if you are visiting Cleveland.

Visited March 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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“Very good special Van Gogh exhibit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

It is so nice to find very good art museum with the high caliber of Cleveland Museum of Art - free admission for permanent collections and charging fees only for special exhibits. This is a must see attraction for both locals and visitors to Cleveland.

We came this time to see the special Repetitions exhibit of Van Gogh. This is the first time this theme and selected masterpieces of Van Gogh have been shown - great idea and very enjoyable. Worth the price of $20/pp. But the price also includes the Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum special exhibit which is also very enjoyable.

Visited March 2014
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