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America: Now and Here records, circa 2010-2012

Historical Note

America: Now and Here, a privately funded project, was founded by artist Eric Fischl with Dorothy Dunn as Director. Its mission was to provide a multi-disciplinary art experience that would travel from cities to small towns, encouraging dialogues among ordinary Americans about issues of importance to this country. Included in the program were visual art exhibitions, plays, movies, music, poetry, and inter-active exercises with an emphasis on young people's participation. More than 150 artists were involved with the program. Mobile truck visual art exhibitions would be situated with performance space and retail shops, driving economic activity in participating regions. The exhibitions traveled to Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Baltimore, Aspen and other venues. The program was suspended in 2012 due to lack of funds.