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Diversity would be a bonus for art museums

Re: Museum piques Clearwater interest story, Sept. 3

Diversity would be a bonus

Putting a new Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Clearwater would be a big plus for cultural tourism in the county, as art tourists would then have significant museums all the way from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs.

There would be an added bonus if the new museum could have a gallery dedicated to African-Americans or Latinos or other ethnic groups. Too often, these groups are dismissed as niche groups by galleries and museums, good for one exhibition a year.

If you look at the quality and concepts of these ethnic art groups, it is as good, and more interesting, than some standard museum/gallery fare.

Malcolm Johnson, Seminole

Re: Pinellas athletic chief's son dies story, Sept. 2

Grasso story lacked respect

I thought your recent article on Frank Grasso's death was done in such poor taste. The parents are well-respected members of our community who are suffering a tragic loss. The personal family information that you threw out there for everyone to read was so callous and unnecessary during their time of grief.

Both parents have contributed their entire lives to the education of all our children in Pinellas County. I think they deserve more respect than you gave them in your article on their son's passing.

Jo Ann Snyder, Clearwater

Mentioning DUI was callous

How callous that you would mention his pending DUI charge (not proven guilty) when reporting on the death of Frank Grasso, Nick Grasso's son. What did you gain by adding to the parents' and other family members' pain?

Nick Grasso was an excellent principal at Clearwater High. He and his family do not need your reporting-at-all-costs mentality.

Diane Pearson, Dunedin

Diversity would be a bonus for art museums 09/09/08 [Last modified: Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:15am]

    

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