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Adding to the Quality of Life

Washington, DC

John Hickenlooper, mayor of Denver since 2003, has been using the arts to increase the city's livability since he took office (and even before). In 2004, he participated in the NEA's Mayors' Institute on City Design, using the session to discuss the design of Denver's Union Station Plaza with design and architecture professionals. Over the last seven years, he has championed arts-related projects, such as the opening of the Frederic C. Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum. In an excerpt from this week's Art Works podcast, Hickenlooper discusses an innovative approach to supporting the arts in Denver.

Listen to the entire podcast and tune in next week when we talk with tenor Everett McCorvey, director of opera at the University of Kentucky.

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