Three cheers for wealthy industrialists named Huntington, Hurlburt, Kelley and Wade, who paired grand art with a neoclassic, Beaux-Arts building in white Georgian marble. The Cleveland Museum of Art is a stunner and it’s only getting better. Toward the middle of a six-year expansion project, much of the original museum has reopened and new additions are being built. The museum’s long history since 1916 means it’s had years to amass one of the world’s best art collections, spanning each continent, each time period and each type of art. Picasso, Monet, Rodin, Pollock, Van Gogh and Cassatt are a way to test your artist know-how, but look for George Bellows’ work to heighten your Cleveland experience. He’s an Ohio artist who lived during the time of the industrialists. Bellows’ paintings and drawings depict the working class and satirize the elite. Of note is the boxing scene titled “Stag at Sharkeys.” Tours and/or gallery talks take place every day at 1:30PM and various other times.
- Open Hours: Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Thursday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Friday from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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