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Anoush Darabi

30 January 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Redesigning streets to be more pedestrian-friendly can have big impacts on traffic safety and local business. A fast, easy and cheap way to weigh the pros and cons of such changes is to simply redraw street lines usin...

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Catesby Holmes

31 December 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Museums all over the country are trying to attract diverse audiences. One of those is the Frick museum in New York which has a program called the Ghetto Film School project. Twenty students from the Bronx are select...

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Jamie Rigg

28 November 2017

London, England

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Tate Modern’s 2017 exhibition on painter Amedeo Modigliani included a virtual reality recreation of Modigliani’s final studio in Paris. Seated on wooden chairs with VR headsets on, visitors can explore the studio and ...

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Peak Johnson

2 June 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The mural at Eighth and Callowhill in Philadelphia was created by two formerly incarcerated artists. The work is part of a larger exhibition that brings attention to U.S. criminal justice reform through the artwork of...

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Tara Bahrampour

4 May 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The National Gallery of Art’s “Just Us” program brings seniors with memory loss symptoms to the museum for ‘meditation’ on paintings. Using the paintings as prompts, visitors are encouraged to react to and interpret w...

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Megan Dorantes

4 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In a Philadelphia neighborhood hit hard by the opioid crisis, a new space is creating public art that attempts to undo stigmas around substance abuse and create a comfortable space for those in recovery.

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Terryn Hall

6 January 2017

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Live6 area is home to a robust cultural and creative community. And with an increase in development, there's opportunity for artists and institutions to tap into that energy to spur growth.

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Maria Esquinca

30 March 2016

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Equal Voice Network looked at low voter turnout rates in El Paso and decided that just registering voters wasn’t enough. The coalition developed a creative way to increase education and engagement in local issues: a g...

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Jen Marlowe

12 January 2016

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Mohammed al-Saedi painted the corridors of his neighborhood with beautiful bright colors to create a sense of hope amidst the chaos that surrounds the life of Palestinians who live in the Gaza Strip. He is not alone. ...

The New York Times

Randy Kennedy

28 November 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Through academic study and scholarship, the work of pioneering curators and new hires at prestigious organizations, and focused collecting by museums, the work of 20th century African American artists is becoming incr...

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Ina Jaffe

5 July 2013

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Dissatisfied with the opportunities for residents of assisted living facilities to engage in creative pursuits, Tim Carpenter developed senior ‘art colonies’ that provided writing, performance, and visual arts classes...

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Deanna Isaacs

16 September 2010

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A Chicago Alderman experimented with participatory budgeting, where residents decide how some of their tax money will be spent, by allowing 49th Ward residents to determine how to spend $1.3 million in the district. R...

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