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University Art Museums

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 20, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 18:15

(originally aired Nov. 21, 2016) Guest: Jacoba Urist, Journalist, "The Atlantic" As we prepare for the school year to start, the arms race going on among university athletics departments is on full display: Non-stop preparations for college football and basketball games gives viewers a close-up look at the latest-and-greatest in stadium and arena construction, lighting and digital signs universities are installing to attract talented athletes, sell tickets and keep boosters happy.  There’s a similar rush to upgrade and outshine going on across college museums. You could call it an “arts race,” as Jacoba Urist did in her article for "The Atlantic" titled “Why Do Colleges Have So Much Art?”