The Accessible Masterpiece
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Amazing artwork is located all around the world. However, there are barriers to accessibility: the locality, cost, and the ability to travel to see various pieces by renowned artists. Even if someone has a museum near them, they may lack the funds to visit. Museums’ content should serve the community; the decision made to determine its contents should not be influenced by outside investments. Private investors and collectors have had influence over the content of museums. Giving the museum back to the people can help create an equal playing field among different cultures, media, and artist intentions. Being exposed to diverse contexts allows for a full breadth of learning and understanding. Publicly funded museums need to present artwork from diverse contexts for cultural education and appreciation. A growing interest in the art community, in a city such as Fargo offers a unique opportunity to introduce a diverse collection of influential art to the viewer. To this end, I am proposing the creation of an art museum to provide comprehensive insight and education on an artist's career and technique, introducing new content each month. I want to showcase a different artist from varying art movements to allow the public access to a diverse knowledge of art and the art community. The viewer will receive an immersive digital experience and a technologically rendered physical representation of artworks through modern technology and a rotating physical gallery featuring local artists.