Does business, art and culture mix?

What do business leaders get from participating in the Biennial of the Americas? I don't think they are there for the art nor the culture. I attended the VIP lunch situated in the exhibition, First Draft, at McNichols. Business and political leaders spoke about the biennial in broad economic, ecological and architectural terms. Yadda yadda yadda. Yes, beer was brought up too. I'd have thought that one of the speakers would have somehow mentioned the art in the room beyond the title of the exhibition and FNA keep your laptops and purses off of the art. This left a pretty bad taste in my mouth.

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