Cultural Structures, Strategies, and Subtexts

E. Andrew Taylor
  • Theater, January 2016, Duke University Press
  • DOI: 10.1215/01610775-3322646

Navigating the maze of cultural facility development

What is it about?

This is a review and commentary on a book about cultural facility development in the United States -- the museums, theaters, and performing arts centers that often serve as anchor institutions for the arts in their cities.

Why is it important?

Cultural facility projects represent huge investments of time, attention, and money, and often distract or derail the arts organizations that build them. This book, and this commentary, explores the many sand traps and opportunities of building new buildings for the arts.

Perspectives

Mr Andrew Taylor (Author)
American University

I've studied and consulted with cultural facilities development projects for much of my career, and I find the process to be rich and complex, pushing many arts leaders, board members, and civic leaders to the edge of their capacity.

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