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Programming and Community Engagement Are Keys to Navy Pier Revitalization

By Brenna C. CroninWith a stack of impact reports in hand, Michelle Boone—Chief Engagement Officer of Navy Pier, started our site visit with the power of information. Programming and community engagement are the drumbeats of her department and deserve incredible recognition for the revitalization of Navy Pier as it stands today.

Design is Art People Use: Ellen Lupton at the Block Museum

By Hannah ArataEllen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City recently gave a lively talk to the Northwestern community on the relationship between experimental artists and commercial design. Her talk parallels the current exhibit at Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art, “Up is Down: Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising and

Hannah Arata Wants To Share Her Love of the Arts with Others

By Miya Williams FayneHannah Arata’s childhood was “very saturated in the arts.” She pursued her interest in music by attending musical theatre camp and playing saxophone. She also enjoyed dance, writing and painting classes. These experiences helped lead her to her career interest in arts nonprofits.“The arts have always been an integral part of shaping