New York's CultureNOW founder Abby Suckle Shares Insights
Broward County's Friends of Public Art recently invited members of the community to attend a free lecture by Abby Suckle, founder of CultureNOW, and an opening reception for a new virtual gallery of Broward County’s public art.
CultureNOW is an award-winning nonprofit organization that has revolutionized access to public art and architecture by creating a “Museum Without Walls” through its cell phone app and website. Today, CultureNOW.org is considered one of the largest and most comprehensive listings of public art and architecture in the country.
“Broward County has a world-class public art collection and we are pleased to collaborate with CultureNOW and delighted that Abby Suckle was here to talk about this amazing organization and the opportunity for Broward County’s Public Art program,” said Leslie Fordham, public art & design administrator for Broward County.
Suckle and her team are currently in the process of adding a selection of Broward County’s public art to the CultureNOW website. Visitors and residents now have the ability to easily access images and information about the County’s public art. The lecture served as an “opening reception” to this virtual digital gallery of Broward County's public art on the iPhone.
Since 2001, Suckle has collaborated with more than 75 public art programs nationwide to create a digital guide to public spaces. Thanks to CultureNOW, it is possible to walk through a city or neighborhood with a cell phone and view public art on a map, listen to podcasts describing the work or listen to an interview with the artist. More than 15,000 images and 1,150 podcasts and videos recorded by artists, architects, historians and curators are on the CultureNOW website.