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The Bay State Banner

Celina Colby

11 June 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston area museums have launched virtual tours since closing their doors to the public amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Although it is hard to create a museum experience that fits every user’s individual preferences, the ...

KCRW

Steve Chiotakis

26 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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In the age of social distancing due to COVID-19, Los Angeles galleries and museums are creating virtual experiences, adapting their exhibitions for people to enjoy via the internet. In one example, the Museum of Conte...

The New York Times

Robin Pogrebin

16 March 2020

United States

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Art galleries are pivoting their sales to online platforms due to closures from the coronavirus pandemic. In the past, similar versions of virtual viewing rooms have resulted in significant sales for some galleries, d...

The New York Times

Alina Tugend

23 October 2019

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Coming to terms with the past requires reexamining the way we represent both history and art. The Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA, is on the forefront of correcting the absence of enslaved craftsmen in representations ...

Inside Philanthropy

Julia Travers

24 April 2019

Ghana

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Nine philanthropic organizations, including Plan International and Comic Relief, make up the With and For Girls Collective, which asks teenage girls worldwide to select girl-led initiatives to fund, a process known as...

CityLab

Tanvi Misra

12 March 2019

Medellín, Colombia

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City planners and governments often overlook culture when trying to rebuild cities blighted by war, disasters, or other types of urban distress. But not Medellín, Colombia. After the drug trade made Medellín a violent...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

19 February 2019

United States

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A grantmaking organization known as The Solutions Project seeks to diversify the traditional white male-dominated world of philanthropy by pledging to invest 95% of its resources in renewable energy projects led by pe...

City Limits

Noah Phillips

13 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, much of the mental health infrastructure relies on the work of professionals known as Peer Specialists, who are individuals with lived experiences of mental health challenges and additional training ...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

16 January 2019

Aarhus, Denmark

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Taking its cue from digital engagement strategies of cultural institutions across Sweden, the Danish city of Aarhus, Denmark is making the redevelopment of an area called South Harbour more equitable and inclusive. Us...

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Anoush Darabi

24 December 2018

Victoria, Australia

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As climate change has led to more frequent droughts and volatile weather in Australia, climate-dependent jobs like farming are increasingly imperiled. In response, the Australian state government of Victoria launched ...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

3 December 2018

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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The Currier Museum of Art began offering the "Art of Hope" program to families living with addiction. In group sessions, a docent guides discussion around works of art in the collection and then everyone participates ...

Al Jazeera

Aditya Iyer

16 September 2018

London, England

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Uncomfortable art tours, long-term loans, and code of conducts, are all methods Europeans museums are using to confront the racist history behind paintings and artifacts in their exhibitions. They’re also trying to co...

Artsy

Jacqui Palumbo

30 August 2018

Paris, France

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Through augmented reality (AR) effects, street artists have created surprising, novel experiences in museums and in public. Using an app, viewers can see murals in motion, art floating in the air, and new ‘additions’ ...

Hyperallergic

Erica Rawles

28 August 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The New Orleans Museum of Art is taking its holdings out of the museum and into public space through the use of a custom-built trailer. Called NOMA+, the trailer’s walls fold out creating walkways while interior walls...

Hyperallergic

Jasmine Weber

15 August 2018

Venice, Italy

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A partnership between Venice’s Uffizi Gallery and Indiana University is providing new access to the Uffizi’s collection of ancient sculpture. The Uffizi Digitization Project provides a web interface for visitors to se...

CityLab

Mark Byrnes

9 August 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery created the position of public art curator in 2014. Since then, a combination of public and private funding has created site-specific public art across the city bringing prominent a...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Mikaela Lefrak

25 July 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The Washington Women’s Art Center, in operation from 1975 to 1987, was founded as a space to promote women artists away from the institutionalized misogyny of the art world. In addition to exhibitions, the Center also...

Artnet

Sarah Cascone

25 July 2018

London, England

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In order to share jewels of its collection as well as place artwork in locations tied to its content, the National Portrait Gallery has initiated a new project to loan work to museums around England. The piece selecte...

Artnet

Kate Brown

24 July 2018

Tallinn, Estonia

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Through a mix of government regulation and robust collaboration, a thriving artistic community has been established in Estonia. The pillars of this community include an artist’s union, transparency regarding sales, an...

Hyperallergic

Jasmine Weber

20 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Culture Pass is a new program providing New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Library card holders with opportunities to visit New York City cultural institutions for free. In the first four days of the program, thous...

The New York Times

Andrew Chow

16 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Through their library card, New York City residents can now receive free admission to over thirty prominent cultural institutions. The goal of this new program, named Culture Pass, is to designed to provide underserve...

Artnet

Sarah Cascone

12 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Two new initiatives are working to create greater diversity in all levels of museum staffing. They include an Association of Art Museum Directors paid internship program for minority college students and a grant progr...

Artnet

Sarah Cascone

11 July 2018

Florida, United States

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In support of artistic creation, marine life, and tourism an underwater sculpture park has opened in Florida. The sculptures have been placed underwater in the Gulf of Mexico in the hopes of creating an artificial ree...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Sarah Jordan

27 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) is one of 56 art organizations to be certified by Working Artists and the Greater Economy for committing to standards around artist compensation. ICA is also making ...

Artnet

Sarah Cascone

19 June 2018

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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In order to call attention to the role of northerners in the history of American chattel slavery and the source of portrait sitters’ wealth, the Worcester Art Museum has begun to add information about a sitters’ slave...

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