ARTS & CULTURE
07/02/2013 09:13 am ET Updated Jul 02, 2013

Art Groups Fear Losing A Mayor, And His Money

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He has helped stage audacious outdoor art exhibitions and supported cultural groups through expansions and renovations — while quietly contributing hundreds of millions of dollars from his own personal fortune.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has been good to the arts in New York City, leaving a legacy that includes transformative projects like the BAM Cultural District and tourism-generating events like “The Gates,” which adorned Central Park in 2005 with its billowing saffron-colored panels.

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