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A pair of doors in the new wing of the Cleveland Museum of Art, a world-class museum with a fantastic armor court and all of it available for the magnificent price of…free. There’s a parking garage or you can sometimes find spots along the street in a metered spot if the students attending Case Western Reserve University aren’t too think on the ground. Special prices only apply for special exhibits, making CMA the best museum value in the country.  The museum is part of the University Circle area, where you can also visit the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, the Natural History Museum, or, if the orchestra is in town, attend a performance at Severance Center in the evening.

Although in the new part of the museum, the style of these doors remind me of something by Frank Lloyd Wright, if he were working in metal, rather than wood.  For more Thursday Door entries, you can go to Norm’s blog (Norm is our host) for today’s post and linky critter or directly to the links.

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Even though every week the bloggers who join Norm’s challenge find all sorts of interesting doors, there are always more out there.  I’m sure there are some where you live or visit and if you find some, feel free to join the challenge. Otherwise, just have fun looking at what others have found. As in my response today, the meaning is sometimes stretched a bit, but all in good fun.

This is one of our favorite old “doors”, found at the wonderful, and free, Cleveland Museum of Art.  When the girls were young, we used to go frequently, although not for long periods of time.  They always loved the Egyptian gallery and the statues with no heads, the latter usually found in the Greek and Roman galleries.  As these were some of my favorites we well, we always enjoyed ourselves.

Although in scary movies, the top of this sarcophagus would serve as a door for the original “walking dead”,  in reality it serves a less frightening but more useful purpose of showing us a bit about the burial rites of the ancient Egyptians.

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I’m taking a bit of a liberty this week, moving from doors that lead into homes or churches, to doors that lead to storage. But what doors they are!  These doors live in the Cleveland Museum or Art, home to innumerable beautiful things and newly renovated not long ago.

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The world-class Cleveland Museum of Art opened in 1916 and has been serving the people of northeast Ohio ever since. The original neoclassic building of white Georgian marble has now been expanded by the addition of a thoroughly modern building plus renovation of the original building.

I have to admit that I like the older part of the building better, but the two disparate parts of the building seem to work well together. The museum’s outstanding collections are much better displayed now and best of all, the museum, with the exception of special exhibitions, is still free! If you’d like to read more about the museum, their website is here:  And if you’re in Cleveland, stop by.  You won’t be disappointed. None of the photos have been edited.

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The first photo is of the new atrium, which beautifully joins the old and new sections of the museum.


Here’s another example of the new and the old.


View of part of University Circle from the new section.


Sky view from part of the new section.


From The Cleveland Museum of Art…

The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter. 
-Marcus Tullius Cicero




Me, mirrored in a piece of modern art at the Cleveland museum of art…


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And you thought Bugatti just made cars. Carlo designed this coffee and tea set on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Would you have it in your house? I would.
A thing of beau-tea is a joy forever.

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