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Cleveland Museum of Art attendance approaches 600,000
Museum finishes its eight-year renovation and expansion in the past fiscal year
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Director of Architecture and Design Jeffrey Strean and the new atrium at the museum.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art reopened in full last year after nearly a decade of renovation and expansion. And, as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, it saw a big boom in visitors and fundraising as well.

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The museum says nearly 600,000 people came through its doors from July 1 of last year through this past June 30th. That was a big boost over the previous fiscal year, when attendance was about 100,000 fewer visitors. 

During the last year, the museum opened its north wing and its west wing, finishing off a $320 million project that began in 2005. The museum has raised about 85 percent of its capital campaign goal.

It’s also getting a new director this fall, it’s 10th in its nearly 100-year history.

William Griswold, has directed the  Morgan Library & Museum in New York for nearly seven years. He’s succeeding David Franklin, who resigned abruptly after the board said he lied about an extramarital affair with an employee who had committed suicide.


Timeline for Cleveland Museum of Art renovation:

1999 
Facilities Master Plan identifies current and future needs

2001 
Rafael Viñoly named architect

March 2005
Board of Trustees votes to proceed with first phase of project

Spring 2005 
Permanent collection galleries de-installed

Summer 2005
Portion of museum staff moves to downtown Cleveland

October 2005 
Ground broken for east wing

January 2006 
Museum closes for renovation for six months while programs continue in venues around Cleveland

July 2006 
Renovated Marcel Breuer-designed education wing begins reopening

October 2006
Exhibitions resume with Barcelona and Modernity

June 2007 
New central utility plant substantially complete

October 2007 
Expanded parking garage opens

January 2008 
1916 building ready for art installation

Spring 2008 
East wing ready for art installation

June 2008 
Public opening of 1916 building main floor

Summer-Fall 2008 
Abatement and demolition for west wing and atrium construction

Fall 2008 
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Special Exhibition Hall in the new east wing opens with Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique  

June 27, 2009 
Upper level of east wing opens 

February 28, 2010 
Gartner Auditorium reopens

June 26, 2010 
Lower-level 1916 building galleries open 

October 28, 2012 
The Ames Family Atrium, Museum Store, Provenance and Provenance Café open

December 12, 2012 
The museum's new focus space in Gallery One opens

December 26, 2012 
Lower level 1916 galleries featuring late medieval, Renaissance, and Islamic art open.

January 21, 2013 
Public opening for Gallery One, a 12,000-square-foot interactive learning center.

June 22, 2013 
North wing galleries open

December 2013 
West wing galleries open 

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