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Betting on Increasing Arts Access: Will the Admissions Gamble Pay Off?

While visiting The Broad Museum in Los Angeles over a year ago, I was blown away by both the prominence of featured artists, as well as the fact that I was able to have access to such work for free. Kara Walker, Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, El Anatsui, Jasper Johns, Barbara Kruger and Andy Warhol were just a few of the artists whose work presented by the contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad that opened in September 2015. By showcasing 2,000 works in a 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building, The Broad could easily get away with charging $15 to $20 for admission, I figured, but to offer it for free?...

Correcting the canon: the underexposed Thomas Askew

“Why do not more young colored men and women take up photography as a career? The average white photographer does not know how to deal with colored skins and having neither sense of the delicate beauty of tone nor will to learn, he makes a horrible botch of portraying them.” ~ W. E. B. Du Bois, Crisis, 1923...