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A Creative Community Discovered

Gayle Rosemond’s day wasn’t going particularly well. Returning from the laundromat, she discovered she’d locked herself out of her room at the Pierre, a hotel that had been converted to an SRO, or single-room occupancy building, in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, a 50-block area that’s the poorest in the city, yet abuts the … Read More

Hard Work in a Hybrid Space

TWIN CITIES – Public art program administrators and their colleagues who run public-art-oriented nonprofits need to be negotiators. Not only do they have to talk a good game about their projects, they have to negotiate the conflicting demands of multiple stakeholders: artists, community groups, government entities, private-sector players like developers and building owners, and anybody … Read More

News

Mural Honoring Native Women to Be Unveiled in Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, September 23 the American Indian Community Housing Organization will unveil a vibrant new mural on … Read More

Free for the Rich?

DUBLIN – Nobody can accuse Kerry Guinan of half measures. The Dublin artist, who graduated from Ireland’s National College of … Read More

Indianapolis Neighborhood Renewal Project to Include a Crime-Fighting Arts Initiative

INDIANAPOLIS – An ambitious program to restore and build homes in Indianapolis’ struggling Near Eastside neighborhood is getting an art-oriented … Read More

Recent Projects

Flows Two Ways

NEW YORK – Without Stephen Glassman’s eight-story-tall sculpture Flows Two Ways, the view out of the primarily subsidized, middle-income apartments at … Read More

Dance of the Leaves—and the Data

BEND, Ore. – The fact that trees are wearing tutus is not the only remarkable thing about Arbor Ballet, an … Read More

Oystermen

Sculptures provide homes for tiny ocean residents. The island of Kinmen, Taiwan—where oyster cultivation is a long-standing tradition—was the final … Read More

Books

Public Servants

Public Servants is the second book in the revived Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series, whose first run, between … Read More

Richard Florida’s Top-Down Urbanism

A decade and a half ago Richard Florida’s “creative class” research became a sensation and opened new avenues of dialogue … Read More

Monumental Problems

Designed by architect Maya Ying Lin in 1981, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) on the National Mall is, according to author … Read More

Shop Talk

“How Do We Go Beyond Talking?”

Roberta Uno leads Arts in a Changing America, a five-year initiative based at the California Institute of the Arts. She … Read More

The Art Department

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) could be a cabinet-level agency of the federal government—in your dreams, and … Read More

Q&A: Theresa Sweetland

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Theresa Sweetland brings a lifetime commitment to the arts and social justice to her new role … Read More