Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt, Andre Gremillet, William Gould & Jonathon Cleveland Kurtz Arts Prize

This year marks the 100 anniversary of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and while that is certainly cause for celebration, the museum's longevity pales next to that of the artifacts in its new exhibition, “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt.” Michael Bennett, curator of Greek & Roman Art, Dept. of Ancient Art, at the Cleveland Museum of Art shares stories about the new exhibit.

Last year, longtime Cleveland Orchestra Executive Director Gary Hanson announced his retirement, handing off the reigns to André Gremillet, who comes to TCO by way of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. ideastream Senior Arts Reporter David C. Barnett sits down with Andre about the future of the Cleveland Orchestra.

As we all know, Blossom Music Center is the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra. It was built between 1966-68. Selecting the site fell on the shoulders of a budding Cleveland City Planner named William Gould.  Eventually, he went on to start his own architecture firm, William Gould & Associates, and in 2015, William was recognized for his work in design by winning the Robert P. Bergman Prize of the Cleveland Arts Prize.

Like William Gould, architect Jonathon Kurtz is a Cleveland Arts Prize winner for his work in design. Also similar to Gould, Kurtz designed and built a beautiful space for music, the Bertram and Judith Kohl Building for the Music Conservatory on the campus of Oberlin College. Unlike, William Gould however, Jonathon employs a much a more hands-on approach to architecture.


André Gremillet, Executive Director, Cleveland Orchestra

Michael Bennett, Cleveland Museum of Art

William Gould, William Gould & Associates

Jonathon Kurtz, Westlake Reed Leskosky

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