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Cleveland Museum of Art
Centennial Plans
May 5, 2016

The Cleveland Museum of Art is turning 100 years old. A press event was held on May 5 to announce upcoming plans for the centennial. Steve Kestner, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), welcomed the crowd in the Ames Family Atrium.

Steve Kestner, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Steve Kestner, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
of the Cleveland Museum of Art


He then introduced Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

Mayor Frank Jackson

Mayor Frank Jackson


Mayor Jackson gave a proclamation to CMA Director Bill Griswold.

Mayor Jackson gave a proclamation to CMA Director Bill Griswold

Mayor Jackson gives a proclamation to CMA Director Bill Griswold


Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) Director William Griswold then gave some history of the CMA and a look at the summer events.

Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) Director William Griswold

Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) Director William Griswold

In Part 2 of 2 of Director Griswold's speech Slider from the Cleveland Indians joined Bill at the podium.

Director Bill Griswold and Slider

Director Bill Griswold and Slider



Bill Griswold, Slider, Mayor Jackson and Steve Kestner

Bill Griswold, Slider,
Mayor Jackson and Steve Kestner


Dan Hanson asked Director Griswold to imagine he had a time machine. What might the CMA founders have thought if they could see the Museum today? What might his successor say in 100 years at the Bicentennial celebration?

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