Tue, Dec 29, 2009 -- 9:00 AM
Museums in RecessionDownload audio (MP3)
The number of adults attending arts and cultural events in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level since 1982, when the National Endowment for the Arts began tracking it. While there is some good news - California ranked near the top among states for art museum attendance - the study found the decline to be especially prominent among Latinos. We discuss the role of museums in a changing demographic.
Host: Scott Shafer
- Elizabeth Merritt, director of the Center for the Future of Museums
- Gregory Rodriguez, op-ed columnist for the Los Angeles Times and founder and executive director of Zocalo Public Square
- Jim DeMersman, president of the California Association of Museums and director of the Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society
- Lori Fogarty, executive director of the Oakland Museum of California
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