Experience Our Newest Galleries
After a seven-year hiatus, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s late medieval, Renaissance and Islamic collections have returned to public view. The artwork is showcased in the recently renovated galleries of the first level of the museum’s original 1916 Beaux-Arts building. The galleries and installations were designed to feature the artistic achievements of the collections and, at the same time, integrate these objects as part of the greater museum experience. For example, as the visitor walks through the ancient Near East gallery, a direct sightline into the Islamic gallery is visible, connecting the spaces by cultural and historical arcs.