The Art Economy

NPR did a really wonderful little story on the idea of art revitalizing a town’s struggling economy, using the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA, as an example.

Read the article here.

What do you think? Can art drive an economy? Does Mass MoCA just need a little more time? Do museums really drive as much revenue toward their communities as people claim, or should we be more realistic and talk more about intangible benefits?

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