Cleveland is certainly undergoing a renaissance in sports, but the city’s center for cultural enlightenment remains the Cleveland Museum of Art. Free to the public, the rotating and permanent exhibitions inside showcase pieces from across the globe. Whether it’s paintings from India’s Mughal period or Tiffany’s jewelry couture from the turn of the last century, the comprehensive collection comprises masterworks in multiple mediums.
Benefitting from an ongoing $350 million renovation and expansion project (since 2002), the complex also features a 12,000-square-foot interactive learning center, a 39,000-square-foot glass-enclosed atrium, and two dining establishments. And as 2016 marks the museum’s centennial, a winning lineup of celebratory events are already in play. (clevelandart.org)