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Friday, August 18, 2006

Cleveland Museum of Art burns my cookies

Be warned, everyone, that when Steve Litt's article (in the Plain Dealer) about the partnership that the Cleveland Museum of Art has struck up with Starbucks is printed, it will contain four letter words courtesy of Carl Jones. Before Carl spoke with Mr. Litt, he asked me if he should edit his opinions for public consumption, and I said no. Thankfully the Plain Dealer has rules against four letter words. The Cleveland Museum of Art could have just as easily partnered with local independent shops who support the local arts scene EVERY DAY, with poetry readings, art exhibits, fundraising events, etc (see Phoenix's website for a list of causes we support). But no, they partnered with Starbucks.

Here's the Cool Cleveland blurb on what is going on:

CMA coffeeshop The Cleveland Museum of Art will be launching CMA@Starbucks and a very special unveiling on Fri 8/18 at 9:30PM at the Starbucks at Cedar Hill, located at 12405 Cedar Road. As CMA's unprecedented $258 million renovation and expansion continues, ten Starbucks locations across the Cleveland area will display "Arts Corners" where you can enjoy favorites from CMA's permanent collection along with a great cup of Starbucks coffee. You can also pick up CMA publications and get in on a range of special programs including book clubs and "coffee talks" at select locations to on-site Art Crew appearances. Visit to learn more. Which CMA piece do you miss seeing the most? Let's have a moment. Send you musings to


Blogger Darby M. Dixon III said...

Yuck! This makes me sad.

12:59 AM, August 19, 2006  
Blogger Jill said...

Sarah, seriously, what can we do? How do NEO residents affect this kind of thing?

9:12 AM, August 19, 2006  
Blogger Tim Ferris said...

justa buncha hoors, with a NEO twist

no loyalty

no gratitude

not willing to make sure everyone prospers, just so long as they're taken care of

is anybody really surprised?

10:27 AM, August 19, 2006  

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