Detroit artists reimagine iconic American barns

· November 25, 2020

Rural America has one classic symbol no matter where you live — the iconic barn. Although they come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, they can still be seen throughout rural America, just barely still standing. One group of artist in Michigan set out to change the current trajectory of those barns by giving them a new face, or new bones. Like any piece of art, the beauty and truth is in the eye of the beholder. 

PBS News Hour said on their YouTube page, “The American barn is a cultural icon, but one that is quickly disappearing. In Port Austin, Michigan, an art project aims to draw attention to these structures — and maybe even save some of them along the way. Jeffrey Brown reports as part of our American Creators series and ongoing arts and culture coverage, Canvas.”


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