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â€œLast week, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, who is the first and, to date, only artist in residence in the history of the New York City Department of Sanitation (a title she has held since 1977), was speaking at the Brooklyn Museumâ€™s daily staff roll call. She told the museumâ€™s crew of maintenance workersâ€”among them window washers, security guards and floor sweepersâ€”that even though their work can seem boring and repetitive, what they do is â€œthe first kind of culture.â€
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