Author Archives: Steven Litt


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Court Says Cleveland Museum Can Dip Into Acquisition Fund Income

A recent ruling in the Probate Court of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, allows the Cleveland Museum of Art to tap income from four endowment funds restricted to the purchase of art in order to ease a financial squeeze caused by a $350 million expansion and renovation for which the museum hasn’t yet raised all the money needed.
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Cleveland Museum Seeks Alternate Funding for Major Renovation

Faced with a financial squeeze due largely to the cost of its massive expansion and renovation project, the Cleveland Museum of Art wants to divert income from art-acquisition funds in its endowment to help pay for the construction. Read More


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Cleveland Museum Acquires Trove of Surrealist Photos

The Cleveland Museum of Art has vastly increased its holdings in Surrealist photography by acquiring 171 works from the collection of New York collector and independent film producer David Raymond for an undisclosed price. Read More


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The facade of the Art Institute of Chicago in the expansion designed by Renzo Piano. According to museum director James Cuno, it is not intended to compete with Frank Gehry’s band shell across the street. COURTESY ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

The New Serenity

Architects who design museums have been retreating from explosive innovation to favor classicism, tranquillity, and a more restrained Modernism. Read More