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Finding Humanity in the Humidity: An Art Trip to Texas

by Corinna Kirsch on July 18, 2014
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There’s a type of summertime heat in the Gulf states that will turn even the hardiest of souls into a single ball of sweat. Not even air conditioning cannot save you. Summer’s really not the best season for art, and the galleries tend to know that; they slow down just like the rest of their sticky city-dwellers. And yet, a scant few do get out, and try to see art though most of the galleries have gone on vacation.

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The Hirshhorn’s Crowdsourcing Experiment

by Corinna Kirsch on September 25, 2012
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In a time of dwindling foundational support, museums struggling to find alternate revenue streams often see crowdsourcing as the road to an easy paycheck. How’s that been working out for institutions? Looking at the Hirshhorn’s current campaign, not too well. The museum has received a paltry $500 in donations over the span of five months.

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[Update] The Andy Monument Will Leave Union Square for Houston, Texas

by Corinna Kirsch on August 21, 2012
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In May, AFC reported that Rob Pruitt’s The Andy Monument would stay in Union Square through the end of the summer. This week, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH) unveiled a crowdsourcing campaign to bring The Andy Monument to Texas. The sculpture will be on view in Union Square until September 4, 2012.

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