The Not-So Wild West

On April 26, 2011, in Blog, by BHQF

Downtown Denver is a common mistake. The city spits out a strip of culture complete with a movie theater, Starbucks, alternative to Starbucks, and a few postcard shops and calls it a day. But Ask anyone in the know where to find the real action and it turns out not to fall so easily in [...]

Making Love in Motown

On April 24, 2011, in Blog, by BHQF

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but she is also a motherfucker. Nowhere we’ve visited along this sojourn through America better exemplifies the cliché of “creativity out of crisis” than Detroit. We all know the story by now. The auto industry built the town, and when the big three couldn’t keep up, neither could [...]

If Funding Art is Wrong, We Don’t Want to Be Right

On April 21, 2011, in Blog, by BHQF

Jeffrey Bussmann, a young blogger and nonprofit arts management guy, attended our rally in Philadelphia and brought up an interesting point – one that has come up a few times now along the road and one we feel worth contending with. Here’s the quote that caught our attention: “You see, BHQF have (sic) a bone [...]

A Tale of Two Cities

On April 19, 2011, in Blog, by BHQF

  Traveling by car across the country the terrain along the main highways all begins to look more or less the same; the first thing to change is the weather, closely followed by the companies and businesses noted on billboards, in store windows, at gas stations. A difference between either coast and the states that [...]

Deepening the Dish in the City of Broad Shoulders

On April 15, 2011, in Blog, by BHQF

  Staring upward into Anish Kapoor’s queasily municipal Bean, we begin to wonder whether we’re getting our point across. In Chicago, as was the case in Pittsburgh, the Q & A following our presentation quickly devolves into the bitter battles of institutional politics. The plight of the adjunct professor, the exclusionary expense of art school [...]

A Parable in Pittsburgh

On April 5, 2011, in Blog, by BHQF

We rolled up to a rolling campus teaming with teams playing soccer and engineering students attempting cricket and lone gunmen noodling acoustic guitars in fair weather, banners for professional conferences and posters for our best friends’ bands’ gigs at the Brillo Box. This is Carnegie Mellon. Black and yellow, black and yellow. Jon meets us [...]

A Philadelphia Story

On April 2, 2011, in Blog, by BHQF

Two hours outside of New York City, our fair nation’s commercial fine art mecca, Philadelphia’s art scene is built on the backs of non-profits, alternative spaces, and a few prominent art schools. As we learned from the conversation generously hosted by Vox Populi, a twenty-three-year-old collectively organized exhibition space, most of the funding for these [...]

So it Begins

On April 2, 2011, in Blog, by Creative Time

The Bruce High Quality Foundation has just finished a conversation about arts education alternatives at Vox Populi in Philadelphia. If you were in attendance at Vox, or if you made it out to the rally at Temple or Cooper Union, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

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