David Franklin, New Director of Cleveland Museum of Art, Loves Hockey

David Franklin, displaying his teeth.
  • David Franklin, displaying his teeth.

David Franklin, the internationally respected scholar of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, who was named the next director of the Cleveland Museum of Art last week, still has all his teeth.

This is noteworthy because the 49 year-old native of Toronto has played hockey ever since he was a youngster. He still plays in an adult pick-up league there.

As a youth, he says, “I was a reasonably good goalie, and there was some possibility of getting on a more professional track.” But in his teens, his father steered him down a more intellectual path — in part by suggesting that he play defense, where he wasn’t nearly as good.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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