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If the desire of any artist is to communicate an idea to a public, then the drive to communicate to the largest public possible is a natural next step for many creatives.
The problem with this dilemma is that how do you do that? What is so common that it can be a platform for your work? One project, Occupy George (as in Washington), has found their solution, money.
As the Occupy George website explains:
Money talks, but not loud enough for the 99%. By circulating dollar bills stamped with fact-based infographics, Occupy George informs the public of America’s daunting economic disparity one bill at a time. Because
moneyknowledge is power.
This isn’t the first time money has been the medium of a project. The Where’s George bill-tracking project is an obvious precedent for this OWS-related endeavor.
The former panels, removed in 2017, featured images dedicated to Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
One researcher, Jürgen Schick, estimated that over half of the region’s historical artworks have been stolen.
The Morgan Library & Museum Presents Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South
This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s recent acquisition of drawings by Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young.
The visual arts institution and educational center is located in the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.
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Part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Art Preserve also functions as a curated collection facility and is filled with immersive installations.