Last week, Maureen and I had the pleasure of speaking with Kara Tomé from GYST Radio – an internet broadcast about the business of art, hybrid careers and other DIY strategies for a successful career in the arts. Take a listen, then check out GYST – a great resource for artists trying to make their way in the world.
Arts blogger and museumist Sue Bell Yank wrote a great post about some strategies museums are using to keep up with the changing times.
The winds are shifting, and museums of all kinds are reacting—sometimes fundamentally shifting their missions and structures in response, calling into question what comprises the boundaries of the institution.
Later on, she mentions the Popwagon as an example of a “decentralized museum.” I never quite thought of it that way, but maybe it’s time to start.
Check out the article and other thought-provoking museum-musings at Social Practice – writings about the social in contemporary art.
Just as I was about to raise the stage after our grand opening downtown, I was approached by a jolly woman saying “Wait wait!” The woman turned out to be Shirley Jahad – KPCC reporter and host of Weekend Edition. She had heard about the Popwagon from board member Reza Safai and was intrigued enough to chase us down to get the story. She proceeded to ask some interesting questions about the Popwagon and its role in society, then went on her merry way.
A few weeks later, a friend called to tell us he heard us on the radio. You can play the audio here, or get the full story at the KPCC website.
On an odd side note , the story aired on the same day that Donna Summer died. All day, stations were playing her song “On the Radio.”