The collection kept by the Cleveland Museum of Art is remarkably comprehensive with more than 30,000 artworks spanning over 5,000 years. The Museum building which was officially opened to the public in 1916 is a joy in itself. The neo-classical, white Georgian marble, Beaux-Arts building is a stunning setting for a world class collection. The Museum tries hard to make the space as interactive as possible by marrying the artworks to technology for everyone to enjoy and learn from. A plethora of events take place here throughout the year. Perhaps most impressively you can enjoy all of this for free!
Things to Do
- The Museum's Gallery One is where the majority of pieces from its permanent collection are exhibited. With works by the likes of Caravaggio, Boticelli, Turner, Picasso and many more there is plenty to feast the eyes on. What sets this space apart from other galleries is how interactive it is.
- Located inside the Gallery is a forty foot multi-touch micro-tile screen that can be used by visitors to view other works in the Museum's collection. It even includes Studio Play, an area designed for adults and their children to explore art in an interactive, hands-on fashion.
Cleveland Museum of Art Insider Tips
- If you have an iPhone, iPad or android phone you should download the ArtLens app. ArtLens allows you to dive deeper into the background and significance of each work of art at the museum. Simply scan an artwork with your phone or tablet to access all kinds of extra content. It even has an interactive map that can tell you exactly where you are in the Museum and recommends where to head to next.