ELHART, Ind. (AP) — An 88-year-old theater in northern Indiana that re-opened in June following an $18 million restoration project has been spruced up a bit more by some local artists.
The Elkhart Truth reports (http://bit.ly/Aqdeqb ) that when the Lerner Theatre needed art, theater officials contacted the nearby Midwest Museum of American Art. Museum director Jane Burns suggested that instead of loaning pieces to the theater that the theater contacted artists about providing their work.
There are now 50 or so pieces from 41 artists hung in public areas of the Lerner Theatre. Museum curator Brian Byrn says that is what curating is, trying to find the right work for the right place and making everyone happy.
Information from: The Elkhart Truth, http://www.etruth.com