State of the Arts: 10 Things Phoenix Needs to Do

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Phoenix Art Museum: Hire a contemporary art curator who develops at least one Phoenix-centric exhibition.

Dance companies: Engage a non-traditional space with a new work, like Ballet Arizona did with Topia and the Desert Botanical Garden.

Heard Museum: Show an original contemporary art exhibition with work strictly from Arizona artists.

Phoenix Theatre: Bring in a new curator to create changing exhibitions for the lobby.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art: Hire a new curator of performing arts -- and bring back Lit Lounge.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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