Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as the MOCA, is one of the galleries in Cleveland credited for having changed the contemporary art scene in the city. MOCA features artwork of local, national and international artists. You will come across works by the likes of Iona Rozeal Brown, Julian Stanczak and Christain Wulffen. Some of the interactive as well as graphic art is a must see. Apart from the permanent exhibits, the gallery also holds several temporary artwork. The artwork displayed at MOCA redefines the art scene in Cleveland with its bold, outspoken and outrageous displays. To know more of the gallery, check the website.
As the name would suggest, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History showcases exhibits on nature and its history. You will get to see different types of dinosaurs and know its history, along with other rare plants and animals. Apart from these marvelous permanent exhibits, there are several other temporary exhibitions like the 'Amazing Feats of Aging' which deals with the reasons behind the aging of plants, animal and humans. If stars and constellations interest you more, then visit the Museums Nathan section that opened in 2002 and has projection shows on the planetary system. This is a highly informative and interesting center that appeals to all ages.
The Cleveland Museum of Art, housed in a historic building dating back to 1916, displays some very precious paintings by renowned artists. You can check out the works of the Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams and Mario Avati. If you do not have the time to leisurely browse through all the 900 exhibits, sign on the guided tours which give you details of all the major exhibits. After you have explored the place, refresh with some delights from the Museum cafe. To get information on the temporary exhibits and rotating showcases, check the website.
This theater is a part of the Playhouse Square group of theaters. The artists get together to put forth a splendid performance for its audience. From the classic dramas to the present-day plays, they are all showcased here at the Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre, Idea Center at the Playhouse Square.
2220 Superior Viaduct Cleveland, OH 44113 +1 216 621 2314
SPACES gallery provides the freedom, resources and the audience to artists who want to make a statement or have dialogue via their art. While interacting directly with the artists, the gallery promotes excellence and provides room for experimentation, resulting in beautiful and challenging exhibitions, programs and publications. They also hold talks, discussions, discourses and workshops.
11030 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 +1 216 721 1600
This is the nation's oldest civic garden, dating back to 1930. Its 7.5 acres are divided into herb, wildflower, rose, perennial and Japanese gardens. More than 3000 species of trees and shrubs fill the garden. This non-profit community resource center offers information on landscaping and horticulture. The garden library has a section for youngsters, and visitors can choose from several programs such as preschoolers' story times, crafts and gardening classes.
129 Second Street Fairpoint Harbor, OH 44077 +1 440 354 4825(Tourist Information)
Known as, "the lighthouse that shown for a hundred years," Fairport Harbor Lighthouse was once a beacon of hope for escaped slaves as the last stop on the Underground Railroad. The preservation of this historic lighthouse has been an uphill battle, having undergone numerous renovations to the tower and keepers dwelling. Opening in 1945, the lighthouse marine museum was the first of its kind in the country. Here visitors can view historic pictures of the lighthouse, read logs of vessels guided, and even walk through the area where runaway slaves sought safety. Tours are available May through November, with school tours also available for a small fee.
House of Blues Cleveland plays host to live music concerts. It has reserved as well as balcony seats and a few tables for cocktails. The cuisine is southern inspired. The Cambridge Room, located just outside of the main music hall, has a capacity of 300 and also features live performances, special events and parties. The Foundation Room is exclusive for members only.
Jacobs Pavilion is an open air venue for rock and music shows during the summer. It was also known as Nautica Stage, Scene Pavilion and Nautica Pavilion. Being an easily accessible site, low priced with great atmosphere, all the shows held here are well attended. The view of downtown from here is fantastic and is a great place to go sight seeing. For event schedule and other details, check website or call ahead.
Formerly, the Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People, the Fresh Start Halfway House is established to help people who are trying to recover from drug abuse. It is housed in a historical building that dates back to the 1900s era.
The theater lovers and art enthusiasts lovingly named the stretch
between East 14th Street and East 17th Street as the Playhouse Square, for this is where the great Cleveland playhouses were located. The paradise for the art and theater ...
Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown suits best for accommodating both families
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Since first opening on November 1st, 1991, the Bert L.
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