Cleveland was named a Top 25 Arts Destination by www.americanstyle.com in 2003. In addition to its museums of art, the city boasts a vibrant art community with galleries scattered throughout its trendiest neighborhoods.
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 E Blvd, +1 216 421-7350, A free art museum offering exhibits of everything from a world-renowned Asian collection, Greek and Roman statue to modern art. The crown jewels of the museum, however, are its stunning collections of medieval armor and an original casting of Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker. Closed M; Tu, Th, Sa-Su 10AM-5PM; W, F 10AM-9PM.
MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Art
8501 Carnegie Ave, +1 216 421-8671, . Tu-Su 11AM-6PM; Th 11AM-8PM, $4 suggested donation; $3 suggested senior/student admission. Free to all visitors on Friday.
Cleveland Public Art
Headquarted in Ohio City, this non-profit organization sponsors art projects throughout the city, including the spires and vegetable wall near Progressive Field, the murals on Tremont School, and the Wade Oval gate at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
This controversial piece of Pop Art, located in Willard Park to the East of City Hall, was commissioned in 1982 and designed by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
- ArtCraft Building, 2570 Superior Avenue
- 9th Street Studio, 2173 E Ninth St
- ArtMetro Gallery, 530 Euclid Ave #43
- Brenda Kroos, 1300 W 9th St
- Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct
- The Bonfoey Company, 1710 Euclid Ave
- Piccadilly’s Fine Art Galleries 2253 Professor Ave, +1 888 579-4300. One of the oldest galleries in the greater Cleveland area, representing nationally recognized artists, since 1988.