The Cleveland Art Museum is slated for a $258M expansion in the coming year. I’m glad that they’ll have a chance to get more of their large collection on display, but I can’t help but think that $258M dollars [and the $8M chipped in by the state] could do a lot more good elsewhere. Yes, private donors can donate wherever the hell they want to, but what’ll it take to make ‘em donate to the economic development of the region? Hopefully the $80M/yr estimate will hold true by attracting more visitors to the area, and I’m glad to see that they say admission will still be free, but we’ll see what six years of construction does to that tune. I wish they’d gotten a Cleveland architect for the design instead of Rafael Viñoly. A friend of mine also took exception to this:
Apparently norteamericanos don’t get really excited about stuff? Welcome to Cleveland, bub.
Hey, I’m grouchy today; I’m complaining about good things. I’m also ignorant and not rich so I’m sure by tomorrow I’ll have changed my mind somewhat. I’m still glad it is happening. Shaddup Adam.