Sunday, November 12, 2006

Designs for America

This weekend in the NY Times online, they asked designers to come up with new patriotic symbols for Americans. some are quite good, if you're into being a patriot.

Also in the NY Times, there's an article in the Arts section about a painting, Eakins' "The Gross Clinic" which was recently sold to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, founded by Wal-Mart Heiress Alice L. Walton. A Wal-Mart museum holding major american works of art? Will it have a greeter? Or will it succeed in making art more accessible for everyone? The Crystal Bridges Museum is under construction in Bentonville, Arkansas. Maybe it's a tourist trap for the hometown of Wal-Mart?

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