Can The Arts Energize A City?

Many cities are building architecturally compelling museums and performing arts centers to attract national attention.
July 5, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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In an attempt to attract the attention of the national press and business influentials, many cities are building architecturally compelling museums and performing arts centers. Others are undertaking smaller scale efforts, hoping to use art to bring back declining neighborhoods. Does the strategy work? Can the arts be used to energize a city? Host Carol Colletta talks with guests Steven Wolff and Kinshasha Conwill. Steven has provided counsel to leading arts and entertainment enterprises on building new facilities and new audiences. Kinshasha is senior policy advisor for the Museums and Community Initiative of the American Association of Museums. She was the director of the Studio Museum in Harlem which anchored new development in that famous New York neighborhood. Listen live on the Web Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Sundays at noon. In Memphis and the Mid-South, tune into 91.1, WKNO FM, Sundays at 9 a.m., or on 88.9, WKNA FM, Saturdays at 8 a.m.* and Sundays at noon*. Or listen to archived shows online anytime.

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Saturday, July 5, 2003 in Smart City
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