Real NEO art never left!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 13:03.

Cleveland Museum of Art in winter

I love art, and much in the Cleveland Museum's collection, and the old and newish CMA, but I am not convinced the current reengineering of the museum is economically positive for the region, and I am very displeased with their new slogan "art is back" as shallow and disrespectful to the real NEO arts community, which has never left. The museum needs to better explore its identity and role here, as so many arts organizations, our population and economy transition, and the CMA takes a proportionately larger share of the arts funding pie. If CMA is spending $100s millions constructing new edifices for old mold and cobwebs, I will be very disappointed. I'm waiting to see Rub put his shine on anything, other than proclaiming art is back in a place it never left. What do you think... did art leave?

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only a part of the NEO art scene

I love many things about the CMA, I have spent countless hours there and I have seen nearly every exhibition there in the last 15 years, but I was surprised to find that while the CMA was closed for rennovations I hardly missed it. There really is a lot of great art here and the CMA needs to remember that they are only a part of the arts scene.

Let them eat cake

There is lots of taxing the young, hungry poor to entertain the shrinking, aging rich of NEO, to increasingly grand standards. Increasingly a tale of two cities, which really started to have walls between them with the Disneyfication and gating of the Botanical Gardens. I can't say I've respected anything about University Circle since they allowed that to happen... and I wonder is our money being well spent.

Disrupt IT