CLEVELAND — When I first saw the wall, I didn’t see what was on it.
Now, we may have another portrait to fill out our image of Leonardo.
Year after year, the demands come from foreign governments, landing on the directors’ desks at some of the major museums in the United States: give us back our looted antiquities. And, after some delays and in some instances the assistance of the US State Department, these antiquities are being returned.
On Monday, Cleveland Museum of Art director David Franklin abruptly resigned his post, noting in a statement that he needed to spend more time pursuing “research and writing.” But according to Cleveland alt-weekly Scene, there’s more to the story …