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'Talking Art' With Nathan Augustine

The John Deere headquarters in Moline holds one of the best corporate art collections in the world, thanks in large part to the vision of former chairman Bill Hewitt. 

The collection is stunning and diverse, containing over 2,000 museum-quality pieces.

In addition, the John Deere headquarters building itself is a work of art, designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen.

Nathan Augustine, Deere and Company Art Collections Manager
Nathan Augustine, Deere and Company Art Collections Manager

Listen to the conversation with Nathan Augustine, Art Collections Manager for John Deere, about the history of the art collection, the design of the iconic corporate world headquarters building, and how the diverse art collection it holds reflects one of Deere’s core principles — innovation.

Produced by Lacy Scarmana

Carolyn Martin joined WVIK as a host of Talking Art in 2017. A long-time fan of NPR programming with a love of storytelling and all art forms, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with creative people who beautify our community and make the Quad Cities region an even better place to live.
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