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Set in Stone - Building America’s New Generation of Arts Facilities: 1994-2008

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Media inquiries should be addressed to:

William Harms
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University of Chicago News Office
(773) 702-8356



Data from the Set in Stone: Building America's New Generation of Arts Facilities, 1994-2008 project is available to researchers under confidentiality agreements with the NORC Data Enclave. The data consist of census data on museum, theater and performing arts centers built between 1994 and 2008; data from interviews with 56 sampled projects; Form 990 financial data on the sampled projects; and media reports on the sampled projects.

Those researchers wishing to access the data should contact:

Dr. Tim Mulcahy
Director, NORC Data Enclave

Please indicate the goals of your research and proposed publications.

For other questions, contact the research team at


Research Team

Joanna Woronkowicz, Researcher and Associate of the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago

Carroll Joynes, Senior Fellow, Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago

Peter Frumkin, Professor of nonprofit leadership and Director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania

Ana Kolendo, Research Associate, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, University of Texas at Austin

Bruce Seaman, Associate Professor of Economics, Georgia State University

Robert Gertner, Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance and Deputy Dean, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Norman Bradburn, Senior Fellow, Cultural Policy Center and NORC at the University of Chicago

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