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Arts & Museums
The house built for the filming of A Christmas Story is now open for people to visit and explore. Check out the leg lamp that has become so popular since the movie made its debut. A museum and a gift shop are located across the street. The gift shop has jewelry, mugs, souvenirs, leg lamps, t-shirts, and even Lifebuoy soap. The merchandise that you buy here can be delivered to your home as well.
BuckBuck is a versatile, multipurpose studio and gallery located in Ohio City. This vibrant space is a great platform for art collaboration and creative inspiration. It showcases an array of events, exhibitions and programs in art and design throughout the year that are a big draw among the community.
Transformer Station is Ohio City’s dedicated address for contemporary art. This venue is the brainchild of the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation. It occupies a 1924 landmark building and hosts an array of original exhibitions and events throughout the year. Open free of charge to the public, the facility is a great platform for emerging and established artists from across the globe to showcase their work.
SPACES gallery provides the 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 exciting exhibitions, programs and publications. They also hold talks and workshops.
See some of the best art that northeast Ohio has to offer at William Busta Gallery. Specializing in contemporary local artists, this gallery provides a unique opportunity to see what the region has to offer. Throughout the year, they choose individual artists to feature for a certain period of time, creating a focused experience for visitors. Although they only focus on one artist at a time, you can purchase works from many local artists here any time of year.
1point618 is a vibrant art gallery in the heart of Gordon Square Arts District. This contemporary space showcases exquisite fine art work by emerging and established artists from around the world. Michael Benjamin, Rita Montlack, Joe Stavec are some of the top names previously featured here. A visit here, by appointment only, guarantees a thought-provoking and inspiring experience.
This gallery is located on the third floor of 78 Street Studio's building in the emerging Gordon Square Arts District. Local artists with contemporary ideas often showcase their work here, usually in the form of two-dimensional or three-dimensional pieces. See website for details about events and openings.
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery is located in the 78th Street Studios complex. This space is a dedicated address for modern, historical and regional art. Throughout the year, it plays host to an array of exhibitions in myriad genres. This contemporary and minimalistic venue is a great platform for emerging and established talent. It also showcases photography, sculpture and tribal art.
Kids get the chance to learn, explore, and play at The Children's Museum of Cleveland. Toddlers will love the Big Red Barn, where they can play in tunnels, climb ramps, and watch barn animal puppets. Older kids will love Splish! Splash!, an exhibit about weather and the water cycle. Raincoats are available for kids here to prevent their clothes from getting wet. Family events are frequently held here, so check the website to see if there's anything special coming up soon.
Trace the history of medicine at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History. Housed inside the Dittrick Medical History Center, the museum is a storehouse of rare medical books, records and objects that are fascinating to say the least. Browse through the collection of surgical equipment, medical instruments and exhibits. There are replicas of a doctor's cabin dating back to 1875 and 1930 that reinvents the old-world charm complete with a human skeleton and a fireplace. A gallery exhibits the history of contraception in the country as well.
Ever wondered how medicine was practiced in the past, before the advent of modern technology? Dittrick Medical History Center, located within Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, takes visitors through the origins and advancement in this branch of science. The history center is home to archives, rare books and a museum, making it an ideal place for science enthusiasts, be it researchers or the layman. The collection includes doctor's offices from various eras, instruments, microscopes and more. The Contraception Gallery featuring Percy Skuy Collection, is a popular feature of this center.
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 exhibited works, sign up for guided tours which give you details of all the major exhibits. After you have explored the place, stop by the cafe for refreshments. To get information on the temporary exhibits and rotating showcases, check the website.