The Cleveland Museum of Art

Growing up, I never realized how lucky I was to be able to go to the Cleveland Museum of Art all the time. It has one of the best collections in the country (and world), and it's free! They recently finished a huge addition and renovation, which started years and years ago, so we knew we had to go. All of the new areas look great, and the collection is just so wide in its scope. It's like the Met - everything from European painting to Iranian textiles to ancient pottery. It's definitely not a one-day museum, so I guess that means we'll just have to return sometime soon - I didn't even get to see the Egyptian mummies I liked so much as a kid!

It's a great place to go for inspiration -

There are enough photos to keep us busy for a while! Now, we just need to make our first visit to the Portland Art Museum...