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Arts & Culture Newsletter: At SDMA, an artist will use destruction to make a point about preservation

Good morning, and welcome to the U-T Arts & Culture Newsletter.

I’m David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all things essential in San Diego’s arts and culture this week.

On Saturday, San Diego photographer John Raymond Mireles’ photographs go on display at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. On Sept. 16 and 17, visitors will be invited to physically damage them in two “destruction events.”

Why? To make an important point about safeguarding what is precious.

An outdoors enthusiast as well as an artist, Mireles spent a week in southern Utah in 2019 photographing two

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Let’s paint the picture: a Department of Arts and Culture, with a budget to match

Or take George Washington’s word: ‘Arts and sciences [are] essential to the prosperity of the state’

Whether one supports a Cabinet-level culture secretary, it is not accurate to claim, as Jeff Jacoby does, that “for most of American history, that wall of separation between art and state was intact” until FDR and the Works Progress Administration (“No ministry of culture, please, we’re American,” Ideas, July 25). There was never a wall of separation.

Congress chartered a musical ensemble in 1798, the Marine Band, and purchased works of art by the Revolutionary War veteran John Trumbull to adorn the new

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North Texas arts groups face new pandemic challenges

Editor’s note: Reconnecting after a traumatic year of separation and loss is a work-in-progress. KERA and The Dallas Morning News are collaborating to document how North Texas’ arts and culture scene is emerging from the pandemic. The News’ Tim Diovanni and KERA’s Jerome Weeks report on how performing arts groups and museums are grappling with state laws, CDC guidelines and a rise in coronavirus cases.

Canceling shows. Extending mask requirements. Testing staff and performers for COVID-19.

As coronavirus infections spike across the region due to the highly contagious delta variant, North Texas arts groups are again finding themselves on uncertain

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Performing arts center artwork finalized | News, Sports, Jobs

T-R PHOTO BY TREVOR BABCOCK — Marshalltown Arts and Culture Alliance Director Amber Danielson and Chair of Marshalltown Public Art Committee Ben Fletcher (right) talk to members of the school board about bringing a public artwork to the Marshalltown Performing Arts Center.

A new work of art will be installed outside the Marshalltown Performing Arts Center.

The Marshalltown Performing Arts Center Foundation and the Marshalltown Community School District in partnership with the Marshalltown Arts and Culture Alliance announced finalist Stephen T. Johnson’s “Scherzo” sculpture will be permanently installed at Marshalltown Performing Arts Center later this fall.

“We’re really excited to

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