Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Different Kind Of Museum Stimulus Package?

Can artists and museums in economically stressed communities filled with empty storefronts do something to help improve that situation?

I'm not just talking about artists buying up $100 houses in Detroit. What about artists and museums helping to fill these empty storefronts with interesting stories and objects? (The empty storefronts are practically display cases after all.) I'm not talking about sticking the Mona Lisa in an empty display window, but surely there are interesting opportunities in this approach.

These "mini-museums" could really improve the looks (and outlook) of a community and forge, or strengthen, ties between all sorts of artists and museums and their local communities.

And who knows, such storefront projects may actually be eligible for government stimulus funds!

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1 comment:

  1. Cool example, the City Reliquary in nyc: