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The Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Blvd
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio , 44106

Cleveland Museum of Art
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The Cleveland Museum of Art is in Cleveland, Ohio, located in the Wade Park District, in the University Circle neighborhood on the city's east side.
The museum provides general admission free to the public. With a $755 million endowment, it is the fourth-wealthiest art museum in the United States.

The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded as a trust in 1913. The neoclassical, white Georgian Marble, Beaux-Arts building was constructed on the southern edge of Wade Park. The 75-acre (300,000 m2) green space takes its name from philanthropist Jeptha H. Wade, who donated part of his wooded estate to the city in 1881.

The museum opened its doors to the public on June 6, 1916.

The museum is especially strong in the field of Asian art, possessing one of the best collections in the U.S. The Cleveland Museum of Art's Modern European Painting and Sculpture collection holds pieces dating from 1800 to 1960, and contains about 537 pieces. The collection contains Impressionism and Post-impressionism works, avant-garde art styles, and German Expressionism and Neuesachlichkeit art.

The museum is the stand-in for the fictional S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and can be extensively seen in several office and establishing shots of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). In several scenes, the museum's atrium can be seen as the "lobby" for the Washington, D.C.-based government organization. The outside of the museum and elevator tower are in other shots as well.

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