Month: September 2011

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Editorial: Cleveland Plain Dealer

September 25, 2011

Great art crosses the Cuyahoga


In the spirit of innovation, the Cleveland Museum of Art is going west. It’s creating an extension on Cleveland’s West Side, called the Transformer Station, which will include contemporary art owned by generous Akron collectors Fred and Laura Bidwell.


The move is one of many ways that new museum Director David Franklin — who marked his one-year anniversary last week — is trying to beef up the museum’s relevance and role in contemporary culture.


Interview: WCPN

September 20, 2011

Around Noon’s Dee Perry talks to David Franklin and Fred and Laura Bidwell about the Transformer Station


Video: Cool Cleveland Interview

September 17, 2011

Thomas Mulready talks to Fred and Laura Bidwell about the Transformer Station


Press Release: Bidwell Foundation

September 16, 2011


The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Bidwell Foundation also announced today  long-term collaboration at the Transformer Station will allow the museum to develop and produce cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions and programming in the new facility.


Video: News Conference

September 16, 2011

Transformer Station News Conference Video



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