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Brownsville Museum struggles on

The Brownsville Herald outlines the struggle for survival of the beset Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts in the post-funding Texas arts landscape. Where once the museum got $219,000 in city cultural funding, it’s now got $50,000. The museum is struggling with debt taken on in the palmy days of 2006, when the museum built itself $3.1 million new home. It’s former director, Barry T. Horn, was murdered in 2009. Marcela Hinojosa, the new Executive director has been on the job for two months; the museum is running with a skeleton crew, it’s utility bills paid by the city. Nevertheless, the BMFA soldiers on, hosting the upcoming β€œLa Casa Azul de Frida,” featuring facsimilies of documents sealed in Frida Kahlo’s Mexico City bathroom for 50 years!

also by Bill Davenport
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