Saturday, January 3, 2009

How The Arts Can Nourish A Struggling Nation

I read a very thoughtful op-ed piece on December 26, 2008 in The Boston Globe, "How the Arts Can Nourish a Struggling Nation," by Thor Steingraber.

It's a very well thought out piece about President-elect Obama's opportunity to support the Arts via who may become his choice of the next Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.

"Obama's campaign planted the seeds of change. As he builds his administration, he should follow in the footsteps of Roosevelt and Kennedy, considering the unique and historic role that the arts have always played in cultivating change. He should select a new chairperson who will lead the NEA with a commitment to the ways in which the arts can nourish the nation's economy and its imagination." Read more.

Mr. Steingraber is an opera director and Harvard University's Hauser Center fellow for arts, culture, and media.

Thank you Mr. Steingraber!