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Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Directors of Cleveland Museums to Discuss New Directions

Posted By on Thu, May 7, 2015 at 1:24 PM

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Garden and Western Reserve Historical Society form the cultural backbone of University Circle, as well as Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. For the first time in recent memory, all four of these organizations have new directors leading them into new eras. 

Thankfully, someone had the idea to get them all together for a free, public panel discussion to share their visions for their respective institutions. "New Directors, New Directions" will be moderated by President and CEO of Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) Thomas B. Schorgl at 6 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium. 

Panel participants include Dr. William M. Griswold, Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Dr. Evalyn Gates, Executive Director and CEO of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Dr. Clement W. Hamilton, President & CEO of The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden and Kelly Falcone-Hall, President & CEO of the Western Reserve Historical Society.

“University Circle’s arts and culture organizations are recognized nationally and internationally for their outstanding programs and services,” says Schorgl. “I am pleased to moderate a discussion with CEO’s from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Western Reserve Historical Society and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Each of them are relatively new to their positions, and as such, will bring new insights and perspectives on how their unique institutions serve greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.”

The event is presented by Circle Neighbors, coordinated by The Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Women's Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra and the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Those interested in attending the discussion should visit the Women’s Council website ( and click the RSVP button on the home page or call 216-707-2527.

(Cleveland Museum of Art) 11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7340,

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