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The Museums

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art sits at the center of Frederick Law Olmstead's Fine Arts Garden, forming the centerpiece of Cleveland's cultural district. Founded in 1916, the museum aims to be "of benefit of all the people for ever," a mission first articulated by its benefactors when the land was provided for the museum.

It has served this mission by collecting encyclopedically. The museum's holdings now number more than 40,000 works from around the world. The varied range of work encompasses more than 5,000 years of artistic expression, from ancient Egypt and Asia to contemporary photography and multimedia art. Expansions to the museum, including one by the noted architect Marcel Breuer, have allowed for expanded educational activities and special exhibitions. Plans for another addition are in place as well.

The museum's Web site, available at, includes extensive information about the permanent collection, including essays and images. A "curator's tour" of the Early Christian and Byzantine collection, at, includes archived video of an all-day conference on this subject. A "curator's tour" is also offered for an exhibition of Master Drawings from The Cleveland Museum of Art.

The Art Institute of Chicago | The Cleveland Museum of Art | Kimbell Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Other works from this museum featured in the program Still Life with Two Lemons Stag at Sharkey's The Hours of Queen Isabella the Catholic