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cultureNOW is in the process of digitizing public art in America to create our online National Gallery.
21 backers pledged $5,001 to help bring this project to life.

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cultureNOW is in the process of digitizing public art in America to create our online National Gallery. We are currently partnering with over 35 cities and posting their collections online. Using state-of-the-art technology we have developed an acoustiguide to the environment, allowing viewers to stand in front of an artwork and listen to the artist or curator explain it while simultaneously browsing through images on the iPhone (the app was just awarded a prize in NYC Big Apps 2.0). Money raised from Kickstarter will take us closer to our goal of Digitizing America (we will add >20 new collections to what is becoming one of the most comprehensive digital repositories of public art in the nation).

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    Gets you our iPhone app and our (now out-of-print) cultural and historical map of Lower Manhattan ‘DowntownNOW’ which served as an official planning map for rebuilding Downtown NYC.

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    Gets you our iPhone app and our cultural and historical map of Harlem (HarlemNOW).

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    Gets you our iPhone app and our 8' long Public art map of Manhattan featuring over 1500 artworks (ManhattanArtNOW - limited edition).

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    Gets you our iPhone app and 1 cultureNOW umbrella. To ensure your tour of our ‘outdoor gallery’ is comfortable and enjoyable, we have designed an umbrella that can accompany you as a useful aid, rain or shine.

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    Gets you our iPhone app, cultureNOW umbrella and 2 of our maps (DowntownNOW, HarlemNOW)

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    Gets you our iPhone app, cultureNOW umbrella and all 3 of our maps (DowntownNOW, HarlemNOW, ManhattanArtNOW).

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    Gets you our iPhone app and 1 ticket for the Architectural Boat Tour of New York (There are 67 tours scheduled for summer 2011. The 3 hour long guided tour run by Classic Harbor Lines comes with cultureNOW's Boat Tour map, a glass of wine and refreshments. The tour was written up in the NY Times and Vogue as one of the best things to do in NYC). Pick a Sunday or Tuesday this summer that works for you.

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    Gets you our iPhone app, all 3 of our maps (DowntownNOW, HarlemNOW, ManhattanArtNOW), 1 cultureNOW umbrella and a special treat. To go with the umbrella, cultureNOW has secured a limited quantity of a stainless steel umbrella stand (designed by Giovanni Andrea Panizon and Maurizio Martinelli, made in Italy and retails for $400) which won the Chicago Atheneum Good Design Award 2000, was featured in the NY Times and Wallpaper Magazine and was sold at the MoMA store (weighs 20 pounds, measures 10” x 10” x 24”)

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    Gets you our iPhone app, 4 tickets for the Architectural Boat Tour of New York, all 3 of our maps (DowntownNOW, HarlemNOW, ManhattanArtNOW), 2 cultureNOW umbrellas and 1 umbrella stand.

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    Gets you a Named Fellowship in your honor – (cultureNOW runs an academic program for student undergraduate interns interested in the arts and culture. Each year, 5-10 students are selected for this honor from Universities including Harvard, Penn, University of Chicago, Barnard and NYU). As a show of appreciation for your generous support towards running internships, we will also arrange for a private historical tour of your choice (see cultureNOW’s website for options) guided by a revered historian, James Kaplan for you and up to 20 of your guests.

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