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In the last month or so, the museum has reopened the west galleries in the lower level of the 1916 building, the "In Focus" special exhibition gallery located on the south side of the atrium, another small special exhibition gallery under the atrium, and "Gallery One"- the new interactive digital galleries. The customizable ArtLens App is now fully operational as well, which uses RFID tags and IPads to guide visitors deep into the museum's Collection. I'm going to visit in the next few days and I'll try and get some photos that demonstrate exactly what Gallery One is...I got a sneak peek and it was fascinating! Here's a couple of the Collection Wall and the bamboo forest in the atrium that I pulled off my Instagram. ec3eBnt.jpg

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I am going to be coming home for the first time in a long time and this is the place I am most excited to see. 

 

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"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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good article in yesterday's NY Times travel section about the thriving art scene in University Circle--

 

Culture Blooms in Cleveland

By CEIL MILLER BOUCHET

Published: July 18, 2013

 

http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/07/21/travel/culture-blooms-in-cleveland.html

 

Already posted in the I love Cleveland forum.  Keep up already! :P

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I don't know if anyone else has seen this nice video CMA had done. This shows the construction of the atrium area. It has turned out to be a magnificent space.

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wow -  so does anyone know who the anonymous donor is? or would like to take a guess?!

 

"The acquisition, paid for partly by an anonymous donor, includes 95 works, among them a portrait from an album in the collection of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who was responsible for the building of the Taj Mahal."

 

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This is a vast improvement over the current CMA maintenance shed that is so out of place in Rockefeller Park.  Love how it's now hidden and the park will continue uninterrupted in this area.

 

Cleveland Museum of Art plans new maintenance building plus improvements to 7 acres along Doan Brook

Print Email Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

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on March 26, 2015 at 9:20 AM, updated March 26, 2015 at 10:08 AM

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio - A new maintenance building for the Cleveland Museum of Art may sound like a small and unglamorous project, but it's also a prelude to improvements on museum-controlled land along Doan Brook in the city's beloved Rockefeller Park.

 

The museum has announced it will add a new, $2 million maintenance facility alongside its new West Wing and demolish an aging and ugly maintenance building it now uses along Doan Brook east of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

 

After the new facility is finished at the end of the year, the museum will embark on fresh landscaping for the site occupied by the older building, a 7.5-acre swath of land along the brook, downhill and west of the museum.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2015/03/cleveland_museum_of_art_plans.html#incart_river

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Cleveland Museum of Art completes $320M campaign, which paid for big expansion (photos)

By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

on October 23, 2016 at 5:00 AM, updated October 23, 2016 at 3:35 PM

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Museum of Art announced Saturday at its sold-out "CMA X 100" Centennial Celebration that it completed the historic $320 million capital campaign that fully paid for its acclaimed expansion and renovation built in 2005-13.

 

"I am absolutely thrilled,'' museum director William Griswold said Friday in an interview. "This is the largest campaign of its kind in the state of Ohio. It is a development about which we are hugely, hugely excited."

 

MORE:

http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2016/10/cleveland_museum_of_art_comple.html


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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That number absolutely boggles my mind. THIS is the sort of stuff I want people to hear about when they learn about Cleveland.


“To an Ohio resident - wherever he lives - some other part of his state seems unreal.”

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The Art Museum has completed a major renovation of its ArtLens Gallery (encompassing what was formerly known as Gallery One, Studio Play, and the Collection Wall) with new touchless interactive experiences. Read more on the museum's website:  http://www.clevelandart.org/artlens-gallery/about.

 

A photo from the recent MIX event (Sept. 8, 2017), when the newly-renovated gallery opened to the public:

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This is not news about CMA expansion or renovation, but big news:

 

Cleveland Museum of Art to Receive Largest Gift in 60 Years

A local philanthropist couple is donating more than 100 pieces to the museum, including works by Matisse, Wyeth and Picasso.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/arts/cleveland-museum-of-art-to-receive-largest-gift-in-60-years.html

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