Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New NEA Chairman!

This is a great article about the National Endowment for the Arts. Please check it out. "New Endowment Chairman Sees Arts as Economic Engine", by Robin Pogrebin in The New York Times, on August 7, 2009.

Here are my two favorite quotes:

"Rocco Landesman, the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, has little patience for the disdain with which some politicians still seem to view the organization."

"The new chairman said he already has a new slogan for his agency: “Art Works.” It’s “something muscular that says, ‘We matter.’ ” The words are meant to highlight both art’s role as an economic driver and the fact that people who work in the arts are themselves a critical part of the economy."

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