Tagged: Lets

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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Phoenix Free Little Art Gallery lets neighbors share their love of art

Clare Wright built a tiny art gallery in her front yard to connect the community to local artists and all the art is free.

It’s called a Free Little Art Gallery and it’s located in Phoenix’s Coronado neighborhood on Mitchell south of Palm.

The concept is simple and it’s similar to the free libraries that have been popping up lately. Instead of books, people can take or contribute art.

“I thought it would be kind of a fun way to give back to the community. I’m an artist myself,” Wright said.

She built the art gallery earlier this year after

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Oakland-Based App Catalogit Lets Museums Share Collections

No one can see the future. But former archaeologist Dan Rael and software developer Howard Burrows, both of Oakland, came pretty close when they developed CatalogIt, a mobile app they designed to help private collectors document and catalog their collections.

Today, thousands of museums, organizations and private collectors around the world are using the app, and some are posting pieces of their collections in the publicly accessible CatalogIt HUB, giving sheltered-in-place, museum-starved art lovers a new place to browse for art, photos and more.

HUB visitors can spend hours clicking through thousands of entries, or search across the entire HUB

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