University Circle

Where science and imagination meet: CMNH on target with its museum transformation
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is well into its transformation project to create more lovers of science, encourage questions and curiosity, and create an inviting destination for everyone. A new $300,000 grant from the Jones Day Foundation is going to help make the vision a reality.
Cleveland’s Cultural Gardens: A landscape of diversity, the middle years
Only five Cultural Gardens were created in the last part of the 20th Century, compared to the 14 created between 1930 and 1940. Lauren Pacini chronicles this period of Cleveland Cultural Gardens history in this second installment of this four-part series. 
Cleveland’s Cultural Gardens: A landscape of diversity, the early years
In 1916, The Cleveland Cultural Gardens was established in Rockefeller Park in University Circle when the Shakespeare Garden was dedicated. Lauren Pacini chronicles the history of the Botanical Gardens in this four-part series. 
Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows: FRONT Triennial drawing intrigue in NEO
The 2022 FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is in full swing, with 100 world renowned artists at 30 sites in three NEO cities. Here are some don't miss highlights to check out when attending FRONT.
Hip-hop hits Severance Hall this weekend when Lords of the Land take to the streets
Lords of the Land II Hip-Hop and Street Dance Festival returns for the second year, this time at Severance Hall, to elevate the culture, comradery, and history of street dance.
Tour the world with music, dance with Cultural Gardens Federation’s World on Stage series
The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation is giving Cleveland the sounds of the world this summer with its free World on Stage series, running through Sept. 11 at the Centennial Peace Plaza and amphitheater in University Circle. 
Yay! Free family fun returns to Wade Oval for summer Saturdays
Art, action, and adventure return to Wade Oval in University Circle this weekend when YAY! Saturdays—a free children’s activity series presented by University Circle Inc. returns.
#CLE-ative Groove: Meet Iris Gonzalez and Zoe Brown, dance teachers and co-founders of Island Beats
Our #CLEative Groove series features Q&A profiles on our city’s creative makers and shakers! Read on for our next installment with Iris Gonzalez and Zoe Brown, co-founders of Island Beats. 
The FRONT Triennial returns to NEO for a summer-long artistic experience
The 2022 FRONT Triennial, delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, opens this Saturday with the themes of healing and transformation. Here is your guide to navigating the works of 100 world renowned artists working in a variety of media at 30 sites in three Northeast Ohio cities.
Break out your toe-tapping shoes for free Latin jazz concert this weekend
Get ready to hear the sounds of Latin jazz when Bobby Sanabria leads the Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Camp musicians in a free concert at CWRU. 
Evolving history: Museum of Natural History undergoes staff, campus, program changes
The 102-year-old Cleveland Museum of Natural History is finishing a $150 million expansion and renovation that includes physical enhancements, staff additions, and a new hall that will feature some of the museum's most prized attractions.
Awake in Every Sense: Botanical Garden presents immersive fabric installation
Fiber artist Rachel Hayes’ large-scale installation, Awake in Every Sense, opens this weekend at the Cleveland Botanical Garden—providing a stimulating experience in color and movement.
Honoring Cleveland’s Past Masters: Hughie Lee-Smith and the politics of introspection
Native Clevelander and renowned artist Hughie Lee-Smith reflected loneliness and introspection in his paintings of solitary figures in urban settings. The Cleveland Museum of Art on Tuesday will host CIA art history professor David C. Hart for a talk about Lee-Smith's life and work.
Otter love: Perkins Wildlife Center welcomes otters Atticus and Emmett to the family
Two North American river otters have joined CMNH's Perkins Wildlife Center's otter family. Guests will be able to view the four otters as they get to know each other. 
Rafael Guastavino, known for majestic vaulted ceilings in the West Side Market, Baldwin water plant
Cleveland Masterworks: Rafael Guastavino studied architecture in his native Spain and went on to develop a system of interlocking tiles that greatly facilitated the construction of vaulted ceilings. There are 12 local examples of his work, including  the West Side Market, Baldwin Water Treatment Plant, and Cleveland Public Library.
#CLEative Groove: Meet Richard Rozewski, Kent State educator and interior designer at Bialosky
Our #CLEative Groove series puts the spotlight on our city’s creative makers and shakers! Read on for our next installment with Richard Rozewski, Jr., who teaches interior design at Kent State University while practicing as an Interior Designer at Bialosky.  
Bright spots of the Depression: Severance Hall and the former First Church of Christ, Scientist
Cleveland Masterworks: The Standard Oil Company and Christian Science were born during the Great Depression—with two structures that continue to grace Cleveland's landscape a century later.
Language through art: CIA students organize, present their own show
Art students in their junior year at Cleveland Institute of Art have put together an exhibit, "Watch Our Language," as a capstone to their Role of Artist as Producer class. 
Robert P. Madison, man of many architectural, personal triumphs
Cleveland Masterworks: Robert P. Madison has created his own legacy—from his designs for buildings like Park Place Apartments or Fatima Family Center in Hough, to his work on the Rock Hall and Browns stadium—but he has also accomplished a lot of firsts in his almost 99 years on this planet.
#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in University Circle
FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski provides a peek into the everyday lives of Clevelanders going about their business in the neighborhoods and on the streets of Cleveland.