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The ABC No Rio Interviews: Alan Moore

by Whitney Kimball on July 9, 2012
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This week, I interview historian and ABC No Rio co-founder Alan Moore about the first few years at No Rio, beginning in 1980. In addition to frequent eviction attempts from the waterlogged building, he remembers: “people were breaking into the gallery and taking whatever they could. It was a drag, but you had to deal with it. At one point, we fortified the doors, and they broke through the walls.”

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This Month: Interviews from ABC No Rio

by Whitney Kimball on July 9, 2012
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In its thirty-two years of operation, ABC No Rio has beaten almost all the odds. The collectively-run (and almost entirely volunteer) organization has survived twenty years on the brink of eviction, with perennial funding and legal battles, all under a collapsing, nearly two-hundred-year-old roof. When the group officially acquired the building from the city for one dollar in 1997, it seemed doubtful that it would be able to raise the $100,000 that was required to maintain the place for five years. Now, due in part to a more reciprocal relationship with the city government and support from individual donors, it hopes to execute a $5 million rebuilding project.

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