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OKC art museum marks 20 years downtown with free admission; new Dale Chihuly art coming soon

Michael Anderson wasn’t in town on March 16, 2002, when the Oklahoma City Museum of Art opened its new downtown home to the public.

But as the museum’s president and CEO, he knows just how monumental that move has been.

“It was completely transformative. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art and its predecessors … mounted some pretty important exhibitions at the (OKC) Fairgrounds and at their other locations over the years. But with the move downtown, the museum was able to really level up in terms of its prominence. It led to a number of major acquisitions, so much

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Two Canadian Brothers To Launch NFT Sneaker Auction Years After Losing Court Battle With eBay

Inspired by sneaker culture and driven by injustice, Montreal-based brothers Kevin and Thierry Mofo are launching their first NFT sneaker, minted on the Ethereum blockchain and set to be auctioned.

The origin story behind the NFT sneaker is deeply embedded in the duo’s brand, Soles For Justice. Back in 2012, Nike released the highly anticipated Air Foamposite Galaxy 1 to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game. The limited-edition shoes, made popular by the legendary former NBA player Penny Hardaway, were in high demand and prompted the Mofo brothers to jump on the opportunity.

The pair advertised the shoes

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Chrysler Museum of Art exhibition celebrates 50 years of Norfolk’s Scope and its Italian designer, Pier Luigi Nervi

In 1960, people around the world marveled at that year’s Summer Olympics, the first to be commercially televised.

Fans watched athletes compete in the oval-shaped Stadio Flaminio, Rome’s new 30,000-seat stadium designed by Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi and his son.

Norfolk civic leaders were watching too and were captivated by the stadium. In 1965, they tapped the man behind it to design Norfolk’s cultural and convention center for basketball championships, rock concerts, opera and theater: Scope.

Scope opened in November 1971. The building and nine other Nervi projects are the focus of the 50th anniversary exhibition, “Pier Luigi

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Survey: Ohio arts industry lost $1 billion, could take 2 years to recover from COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Ohio’s arts and creative industry could be far from recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis. A recent survey from advocacy group Ohio Citizens for the Arts (OCA) is painting a clearer picture of the pandemic’s toll on the sector.

“It’s really gutted this industry, an industry that really is at the backbone of prosperity and quality of life and building strong communities,” said OCA executive director Angela Meleca.

40 OCA members who responded to the group’s survey reported they’ve lost a collective $136

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