This top-of-the-line museum is renowned for the quality and breadth of its art collection and is free to its hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Take in more than 6,000 years of artistic masterpieces and enjoy frequent traveling exhibitions from famous artists like Yayoi Kusama and Georgia O’Keefe. From classic works like Monet’s Waterlilies to Asian masterpieces, the CMA is sure to exceed your expectations."
Playhouse Square is the largest performing arts center in the country outside of New York. The center engages the community through the arts and attract more than one million guests per year to its 1,000+ annual events. The five beautifully restored historic theaters and six newer performance spaces are home to the KeyBank Broadway Series, concerts, comedy shows, Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, DANCECleveland, Great Lakes Theater and Tri-C JazzFest. Constructed in a span of 19 months in the early 1920s, the five historic theaters were subsequently closed, but were revived through a grassroots effort. Their renovation and reopening has helped usher in a new era of downtown revitalization.
Continuously renowned as one of America’s great orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra stands today among the world’s most revered symphonic ensembles. In concerts at home in Severance Hall or at Blossom Music Center, in residence in Miami, and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra continues to set standards of performing excellence and imaginative programming that serve as models for audiences and performers alike.
Built in 1912, the West Side Market is one of the largest indoor/outdoor markets in the country. This marketplace was once where turn-of-the-century immigrants found their native foods and spices. Today, it features more than 100 booths with the freshest meats, vegetables and prepared foods.
The greatest stories and biggest names in rock and roll shine on at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The experience includes four theaters, multiple interactive stations and seven floors that tell the story of the world’s most powerful art form. Pay homage to rock icons and see video, artifacts, memorabilia and other cool, “one-of-a-kind” stuff on display. The Rock Hall is dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music and the cultural context from which it emerges.
More than a holiday season favorite, the restored Cleveland house where parts of the classic movie, “A Christmas Story,” was filmed offers visitors a chance to take a picture with the famous leg lamp, hide under the sink like Randy did, and stock up on “fra-gee-lay” leg lamps and Lifebuoy soap. The house has been restored to its big screen look and includes original props and images for the public to enjoy.