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Bringing the Public Back to Public Art: Betty Yu, Charlotte Cohen, Amin Husain

Money for the arts. Where’s it come from? Where does it go? Every day there’s another multi million dollar art auction. Art as a private commodity is the preserve of the very rich. But what about the rest of us? If we all agree that arts and creativity are important ingredients of life, are we doing all we can to support the artists in our midst? Laura is joined today by three guests who make it their job to figure out how we’ll democratize access to art and art making. First, Betty Yu, art and organizer of the Chinatown Art Brigade, then Amin Husain, co-founder of MTL Collective and professor at NYU, and last, Charlotte Cohen, executive director of the Brooklyn Arts Council

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Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show