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Surprise! Study Finds US Arts Orgs Overbuilt in the Last 2 Decades

Much has been said and speculated about the US arts building boom in the late ’90s/early aughts, with expansions, renovations and new starchitect-designed buildings practically rampant among arts institutions. But what were the actual results and costs of all these projects? Were they successful? Researchers at the University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center set out to answer these questions.