Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Cleveland Museum of Art




The world-renowned collections at The Cleveland Museum of Art were really impressive. The first thing to check out is Gallery One - directly to your left at the entrance. The revolutionary interactive space blends art and technology; among it the largest multi-touch micro-tile screen in the US - a 40 foot collection wall which displays over 4,000 images of objects from the permanent collection. It's pretty amazing what they have going on here - you won't find anything like this at another museum.

Touring the galleries was a major highlight of my time in Cleveland, I only wish we had more time to explore on our own, as I left with just a taste of what the vast exhibits had to offer. Our guide was very niche focused; and I'm more the museum-goer that likes to wander at my own pace, as opposed to listening or lingering (for too long) about what someone else deems important. Our leisurely lunch at Provenance was a nice time, although not the most memorable meal of the trip for me. The local cheese plate was lovely, the clam chowder was disappointing (a harsh New England critic, still I expected a little more of a briny flavor profile) and my bowl of mussels were good, standard. (I know a lot of the crew really enjoyed their lunch, though!) Essentially what I am saying is that I was so enthralled by the art that this museum has to offer, I want to go back, and spend less time at lunch. 

The museum is FREE! (Although some exhibits may required you to purchase a ticket)

University Circle
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

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3 comments:

  1. I love that the museum is free! This seems like another really cool spot in Cleveland. Who knew?!

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  2. So cool that the museum is free! Sad that the food looked delicious but didn't taste great.

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  3. I know what you mean about viewing a museum at your own pace. I love the African Art exhibit.

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