Sep 8, 2020

The Cleveland Plan

The Cleveland Plan


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Lisa Kessler

(American, b. 1962)

15 gelatin silver prints

The George Gund Foundation Collection in honor of David Bergholz, The Cleveland Museum of Art 2019.183


Did you know?

“Being in these schools in Cleveland,” wrote Lisa Kessler, “made me love school again.”


Lisa Kessler was commissioned by the George Gund Foundation for their 2015 annual report to document progress inside the schools as a result of the implementation of Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming Schools, which had been in operation just under four years at that point. Kessler’s portraits and documentary images capture that transition, depicting students and teachers actively engaged in learning and creating.

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