Mayor Emanuel’s Legacy On Arts And Culture

Mayor Emanuel's Legacy On Arts and Culture
In this photo taken April 27, 2011, then Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel answers questions at a discussion about how the arts contribute to the development of a thriving region during The Arts and Culture in Action event at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. M. Spencer Green / Associated Press
Mayor Emanuel's Legacy On Arts and Culture
In this photo taken April 27, 2011, then Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel answers questions at a discussion about how the arts contribute to the development of a thriving region during The Arts and Culture in Action event at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. M. Spencer Green / Associated Press

Mayor Emanuel’s Legacy On Arts And Culture

Before he was a politician, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was a dancer, and he sees himself as a champion of the arts in Chicago.

So, what types of projects and productions did he throw his support behind? And how did he perform overall when it comes to arts and culture?

Morning Shift talks with a critic, a reporter and a theater professional who have kept a close eye on arts during the Emanuel administration.

GUEST: Coya Paz, writer, director, DePaul theater professor

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune theater critic

Carrie Shepherd, WBEZ reporter

LEARN MORE: Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Departure Will Be A Loss To The Arts In Chicago (Chicago Tribune 9/4/18)