What’s at Cleveland Museum of Art?
What Makes Cleveland Museum of Art Amazing?
Spotlight on Conservation
Daggers and Halberds and Chain Mail…Oh, My!
The Kid was utterly fascinated by the Armor Court. The Kunthistoriches Museum in Vienna has graciously loaned Cleveland Museum of Art both arms and armor, and the collection is roughly 400 pieces in total.
The Kid really loved the sword collection and the display cases that housed it. She was able to get right up next to the glass and delve into the fine details that make a sword a work of art.
Her only question about the suits of armor? Why were the knights so short!
Cleveland Museum of Art has incredible traveling exhibits, and our visit to the museum allowed to view the first exhibition about yoga through visual history. A hard ticket experience, Yoga: The Art of Transformation took us on a journey through time from the beginning of documented yoga to modern day practices and spiritualism.
Magnifying glasses were provided for visitors to explore the minute details of the art, brush strokes, and intricate carvings.
We knew very little about yoga’s history, but compliments of this exhibit, I have the greatest of respect for teachers and practicers of the ancient art.
Fine Arts Garden
On beautiful sunny summer days like the one we experienced, the Fine Arts Garden is a beauty. In 1928, the garden was presented to the city of Cleveland and now includes signs of the zodiac statues and the marvelous “Fountain of Waters” by Chester Beach. The fountain draws children to it for the cool mist it provides on hot days and adults for its beauty.
The garden provides calm patches of well-maintained grass and quiet, shady areas as well.
We’re already planning our next visit as The Kid is hooked! We can’t wait to further explore the Egyptian Gallery and eat more naan bread in the Provenance Cafe. She is also looking forward to another visit to Gallery One and this time we won’t forget the iPad. Just in case you forget yours, Gallery One rents them to visitors.
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