(...a late entry review.)
Cleveland Artists Foundation: 5 STARS *****
I.T. Frary showcased in this exhibition was a revelation. I.T. Frary's contributions to Ohio cultural history, preservation, design should be better known! 5 STARS *****
There was a Mill's restaurant in downtown Cleveland- we are talking 1930's 40's? - it was a cafeteria.
One particularly fine building by Philip L. Small is the original Cleveland Playhouse, now consigned to oblivion, apparently.
What seems to be a sort of collusion between the board of CMA and the PD is all too common, especially in one paper towns and smallish news markets. Doesn't this situation remind anyone of the Donald Rosenberg affair with the Cleveland Orchestra? And in Minneapolis, the board governing the Minnesota Orchestra includes a top executive from the paper in that town and there is a similar lack of substantive reporting about that board's poor stewardship and seeming intention to break the musicians union while dismantling the orchestra in the process.
But I don't think it makes sense to expect CMA to offer up the ugly facts in this story to explain Franklin's departure. Let's remember, in Ottawa he sued to get his job back and created a situation that must have been a huge distraction for that institution. You can be sure CMA wants Franklin to go away quietly. The notion that he "resigned" is nonsense, of course; he was removed. It is likely that his "consulting" position is another fig leaf of respectability that will end very quickly. It is not really to help the museum make a transition to interim leadership, it is to "help" push him out without acrimony or litigation, THAT is the "transition."
Thank goodness SCENE has the will and ability to cover this. One commenter called their article "rumor mongering." No, I think it's a bit of JOURNALISM. And the PD article they quote in full on Franklin's appointment, entirely ignoring the Ottawa museum crisis he created is a telling example of the PD's collusion masquerading as civic boosterism.
It's torture clicking clicking thru and waiting for each pic to come up.
This gimmick for increasing site clicks has gone too far.
Sites need to make these more reader friendly or more readers will just skip them like I increasing do.
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