Tuesday, July 28, 2009

National Endowment for the Arts Article

Read about the National Endowment for the Arts’s (N.E.A.) chairman-designate, "For New Leader of the Arts Endowment, Lessons From a Shaky Past," by Robin Pogrebin and Jo Craven McGinty on July 22, 2009 in the NY Times.

As someone who was planning on being an art teacher when I was younger, and as a mother and artist, I love this quote, "The United States has “dismantled the arts-education programs that used to be part of every public school,” Mr. Gioia said. “The N.E.A. is uniquely positioned to provide leadership in this.” There's a lot more in this article than that, but I wanted to point that out.

And, this quote from Michael Conforti, president of the Association of Art Museum Directors, “Anybody interested in the arts has to be so thankful that, whatever did or didn’t happen, the N.E.A. didn’t go away,” he added. “If it had gone away, it would be very difficult to reconstitute.” I'm one person who is very glad the N.E.A. is still here. Read more.