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The May Show Debate, Cleveland Orchestra in Lakewood, CPL Seed Library

Monday, May 19, 2014

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The May Show Debate, Cleveland Orchestra in Lakewood, CPL Seed Library Dee Perry welcomes Cleveland Museum of Art interim director Fred Bidwell and Case Western Reserve University art professor Henry Adams to discuss their differing views on the history and possible future of The May Show. Plus we take you to the City of Lakewood for The Cleveland Orchestra's 2014 local residency. And we unearth the ideas surrounding the new Seed Library at The Cleveland Public Library.

Additional Information

Henry Adams and Fred Bidwell write essays on the merits of The May Show for CAN Journal which hosts its Summer issue launch party Friday, May 23 at The Najji Gallery.

The Cleveland Orchestra at Home in Lakewood residency is May 17-24.

Brad Masi writes about the Cleveland Public Library Seed Library for Edible Magazine.


Arts and Culture, Music, Natural History, Natural Sciences, Painting, The Cleveland Orchestra At Home in Lakewood


Fred Bidwell, Cleveland Museum of Art

Henry Adams, Case Western Reserve University

Brad Masi, Edible Cleveland

Olivia Hoge, Cleveland Public Library

Marilyn McHugh, Cleveland Seed Bank

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Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer