National Building Museum

Industry to Art: Revitalizing Cities through Culture

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ArtQuest. Photo ©Paul Warchol.
ArtQuest. Photo ©Paul Warchol.

Cities are working hard to reinvent themselves as they struggle with lost manufacturing jobs and a changing global economy. Various municipalities are using the arts to rebrand themselves as cultural hubs, attracting not only artists themselves but also young and upwardly mobile workers who value creative communities.

In this final program of the Culture as Catalyst: Past, Present, Future series, a panel explores small and medium-sized cities across the United States that are transforming aging factories into art galleries, producing annual cultural events to draw outside visitors, and even offering grants to help artists relocate to new cultural districts.

Panelists include:
• Kevin McMahon, president, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
• Gina Reichert, co-founder of Powerhouse Productions, Detroit
• Joseph Biondo, principal, Spillman Farmer Architects 
• Candace Damon, vice chairman, HR&A Advisors

1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 LA CES (ASLA)

$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Other lectures in the series:
February 25
Cultural Drivers
March 14
Cultural Investments: Economic Impact of the Arts

Culture as Catalyst: Past, Present, Future is generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and McGraw-Hill Construction.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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