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The thing about the CMA if you were at the meetings or listened to the video of it is those renderigns are simply massings, that is what Vinoyl said.  He hasnt decided on colours or textures or other details and it is libel to change in due course.  The CIM exspansion is frustrating becuase I cant find a website for the architect, Young?  Also CIM website is skimpy on info.

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Yeah I had made mention of the fact its too bland for me and when I went to the event which was very cool in that it was in effect an open forum where ideas were heard by Mr. Vinoyl and feed back both frank and nescicary.

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The museum of art expansion has begun.  They worked up until winter and then shut down due to weather.  Work is to resume in the spring.  Most of the footers are in along with a slab on deck on the east side of the building. 

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^thanks!

University circle is officially kicking ass.

I love hearing statements like the museum being "an emblem of the city and its greatness."

Over the past 20 years, Cleveland has been good at taking 5 steps forward and three steps back.  I think we are moving forward again.

 

BTW this project is something like $50Million more than the Gateway project

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I'm absolutely thrilled that they've given the expansion the green light. With the expansion along with everything else in University Circle, I'm looking forward to what will happen to the area in the next few years. Not to mention the Akron Art Museum's expansion as well - we're talking some serious investment in the arts and I guarantee it will be worth the investment.

 

The only drawback is being without the museum for 6 months - but I think it will be well worth it. nsc, why do you have the 'thumbs down' icon in the subject line?

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No big deal - I was just wondering. :-)

 

Although I've heard that a small group of preservationists is up in arms about the project. I can't understand why anyone would be against the expansion.

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I know this has to be up there as one of the highest dollar amount projects in Ohio, however, does anyone have a list of the largest projects in the state as far as dollar amount.  I believe the Maumee river bridge in Toledo is the largest to date.

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^with its $700Million endowment, and the fact that half of the interest per year is required to spend on art, the museum will just keep getting better, and still be free to all!

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The wing in the forground of that rendering has already started.  The floor slad and footers are in for that wing.  I like how the present museum still will be the focal point from Euclid Avenue.  You think anyone will use the new silver line to gat there.

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"^with its $700Million endowment, and the fact that half of the interest per year is required to spend on art, the museum will just keep getting better, and still be free to all!"

 

Absolutely - the Cleveland Museum of Art is truly world-class already and this will just make it even better.  :clap:

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"^with its $700Million endowment, and the fact that half of the interest per year is required to spend on art, the museum will just keep getting better, and still be free to all!"

 

Absolutely - the Cleveland Museum of Art is truly world-class already and this will just make it even better. :clap:

 

except when they laid off a bunch of their restorationists two years ago.......what do you mean paintings need maintenace?

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This is wonderful!  With all the talk over the past couple years about how the arts aren't given a high enough priority in municipal spending in Ohio, this is a good way to show the politicians that art lovers are willing to put the money forward.  Hopefully they won't be forgotten when they lobby for public funding in the future!

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"except when they laid off a bunch of their restorationists two years ago.......what do you mean paintings need maintenace?"

 

I take it you knew some of them personally?

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Well, it has been noted in Litt's columns that the director Katherine Reid (?sp) may not have been the best person with balancing people vs. money.

That said, she did raise the money for the expansion, and she is stepping down now.

 

Hey Pope, this is a good day, dont piss in the Cheerios.

:-)

 

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The reason Reid is stepping down is she is about 60 years old and knows that if she extends her contract, it will go through the completion of the construction project.  She probably just wants to retire, and if she dosen't do it now, she won't get a chance for the next five years.

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"except when they laid off a bunch of their restorationists two years ago.......what do you mean paintings need maintenace?"

 

I take it you knew some of them personally?

 

yes i knew one who was recently engaged

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The wing in the forground of that rendering has already started.  The floor slad and footers are in for that wing.

 

thank you for saying that. i had thought this project was already a go and already started. good news all the way around.

 

i hope the gunds give lots 'o loot to this project instead of just to moma (agnes gund is a longtime bigwig there).

 

i think this mega project deserves a posting of the renderings, no?

this is all i could find outside of the architect's unlinkable macromedia thingy

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was not there news or renderings up around here for a new modern art museum too? from cia maybe?

 

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I'm very excited about this expansion.  And really, I like the design of the additions, although I know alot of people don't. 

 

I wish that the museum wasn't closing for so long.  It sounds like alot of it will actually be out of commission for three years or more.  I've only lately started to get interested in the arts.  Oh well, it gives me an excuse to go to other cities.

 

And how the hell, after at least two years of reporting on this, has Cleveland.com still not figured out how to spell Rafael Vi?[sic] last name?

 

 

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The reason Reid is stepping down is she is about 60 years old and knows that if she extends her contract, it will go through the completion of the construction project. She probably just wants to retire, and if she dosen't do it now, she won't get a chance for the next five years.

 

I think I read that her husband is also in so-so health.  He's a good bit older than she, if I remember correctly.

 

 

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"has Cleveland.com still not figured out how to spell Rafael Vi?[sic] last name?"

 

I think it has something to do with the coding and the ñ doesn't translate for some reason.

 

Anyways, your resident geek went to the Cleveland Landmarks Commission site and found these. Enjoy.

 

cma1.jpg

 

cma2.jpg

 

cma3.jpg

 

cma4.jpg

 

cma5.jpg

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Interesting renderings.  I will want to see the end result.  The last time I was there I had lunch in the windy, rather chilly courtyard cafe and thought that someday they would probably fill that in.  It looked very 1950s or 60s.

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The last time I was there I had lunch in the windy, rather chilly courtyard cafe and thought that someday they would probably fill that in.  It looked very 1950s or 60s.

 

it was modeled after the (now old) moma courtyard and sculpture garden.

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Was in town last week and got to see the wonderful Phillips Collection...man, I love our museum!

 

There was a buzz in the air about the expansion and the place was hopping!

 

Here's a quick photo...I'll post more later in the City Photos section.

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From the 8/31/05 PD:

 

 

Art museum project will soon set sail

Port authority to issue bonds for expansion

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Steven Litt

Plain Dealer Art Critic

 

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority could play a pivotal role in financing the Cleveland Museum of Art's $258 million expansion and renovation.

 

On Tuesday, the authority's Committee for Regional Economic Advancement recommended that the full board approve the issuance of $90 million in tax-exempt bonds to give the museum cash for construction.

 

More at http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1125480988285432.xml&coll=2

 

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Hopefully this will take our museum from the no. 3 postion behind the San Fransisco Fine art museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. in terms of number of Visitosr.  Although it appears that the CMA is the "richest" museum and has the largest endowment. 

 

If i remember correctly, I read/saw (i think it was the discovery channel) that there were about 660k visitor to the museum CMA, with LA having 705k and San Fran having near a million.

 

This with little or no marketing nationally/Internationally like LA and San Fran do.

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Folks, they've set up a large model of the art museum and expansion in the "pavilion" at 515 Euclid Avenue. It will be open for the duration of the Ingenuity Festival. Here are pics for those who can't make it:

 

cmamodel1.jpg

 

 

cmamodel2.jpg

 

 

cmamodel3.jpg

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