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Studio 360

Commentary: Free Museums For All

Saturday, February 05, 2005

As President Bush sets the agenda for his second term in office, Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen offers a modest proposal for the chief executive, a plan that would invigorate the arts in America forever.

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The National Museum of the American Indian

Saturday, September 18, 2004

The National Museum of the American Indian opens in just a few days on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The building itself is strikingly different from the marble halls that surround it, and its grounds evoke Native landscapes right in the center of Washington — with 28,000 ...

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Let the People Decide

Saturday, July 03, 2004

With the success of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s governorship in California, we may be increasingly comfortable choosing our leaders from the ranks of pop culture and entertainment. At the same time museum curators and television producers are letting us vote to guide things they used to do on their own. Jake Warga ...

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Art Guard

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Meet the guy at the other end of that security camera. Bob Rini is a security guard at Seattle's Henry Art Museum. He spends his days watching people who are watching art. Then he goes home and makes art. Produced by Harriet Baskas.

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Let the People Decide

Saturday, November 08, 2003

With Arnold Schwarzennegger's election, we may be increasingly comfortable choosing our leaders from the ranks of pop culture and entertainment. At the same time museum curators and television producers are letting us vote to guide things they used to do on their own. Jake Warga looks at the merging ...

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Now Playing: Holter Museum of Art

Saturday, August 02, 2003

Usually museum galleries are hushed places, where people walk silently around the art. But visitors to the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana this fall will discover that wherever they walk, the noise level will go up. Because that's the way the artist Jack Dollhausen wants it. Produced by ...

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Sean Ramsey

Saturday, November 03, 2001

Storyteller and museum exhibition designer Sean Ramsey tells a neighborhood story from the days after September 11.

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Commentary: Admission-Free Museums

Saturday, July 28, 2001

Kurt Andersen has a cultural suggestion for President Bush: free museum admission for everybody.

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Conserving the Contemporary

Saturday, April 07, 2001

The unusual materials used by some contemporary artists pose great challenges to the museum conservators who try to preserve their pieces.

(Originally aired: February 3, 2001)

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