Category Archives: art

Inspired or Civic: The Value of Art in Various Settings

by Michael De Anda Muñiz This past week I was able to attend a 96 Acres event (96 Acres is an art project on the Cook County Jail) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, a Latina artist’s job talk for … Continue reading

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Cultural Patrimony versus Monetary Debt: What are “Public Goods” Worth?

by Claire Smith What is the value of art?  Does it have different value when it is under public ownership?  Art is something that defies standard valuation metrics of commodities as it holds value beyond a market-driven price.  Symbolic meaning … Continue reading

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Art, a Weapon of the Weak?

by Michael De Anda Muñiz As part of preliminary research for my dissertation, I have been working with local artist Maria Gaspar, who is part of a public arts project that is focused on the Cook County Jail. The aim … Continue reading

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