If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Cleveland Museum of art’s visual vocabulary is staggering. With over 30,000 works of art in its trove, CMA brings a collection of the human visual artistic experience to residents and visitors of Northeast Ohio like none other.
World renown for its Asian and Egyptian compilations, some additional favorite exhibits include the museum’s Impressionism Gallery, featuring masterworks from the likes of Monet, Morisot, Degas and their contemporaries; the Armor Court with medieval armor, implements, tapestries and other objects you might expect to see in a castle; and the interactive Gallery One. In recent years, it’s strengthened its holdings in modern and contemporary art and opened expanded new galleries to show them.
The renovation that took place during the first decade of the 2000s opened up the long hidden north facade of the original 1916 building, which now faces a soaring, skylit atrium that provides a spectacular entryway to the museum’s collection.
And unlike most other world-class art museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art is always free.