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“World Class Art and Architects -FREE ADMISSION!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art
Ranked #1 of 156 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.
Canton, Ohio
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
“World Class Art and Architects -FREE ADMISSION!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Not only does this museum house great collections of Asian and Egyptian art and Medieval Armour and Weapons, its located in the beautiful University Circle area close to the phenomenal Severance Hall (Home of the Cleveland Orchestra) Additions to the original Beaux-Arts building include wings by world-class architects Marcel Breuer and Rafael Viñoly. Be sure to check their website because they always have tons of activities, including musical performances by groups like Apollo's Fire, and many events for children. Nice cafe and lovely gift shop with interesting and unique merchandise.

Visited March 2014
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great art museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Love this museum- has Monet's Water Colors which is huge. Nice exibits and beautiful building. And its free! Bring some spending money for the gift shop- lots of unique things

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Canfield, Ohio
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“1st time visitor”
5 of 5 stars 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
3 Thank Amy S
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Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Always Free”
5 of 5 stars 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 92 helpful votes
“Beautiful Addition”
5 of 5 stars 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
1 Thank Cliff B
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