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re: Art and Politics


Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 21:35:28 PDT

Granted this is a place to exchange ideas...but...the political party in
office influences (not necessarily controls) the ideas which are in
vogue....for instance...think of the 80's when so many art(s) programs were
cut from public schools because of funding. name a
huge two. Only now are some areas coming back strong in the arts (NYC now
has a regents exam in the visual arts!)

Think of the funds cut to the NEA...funds that go to working artists,
museums, education grants...etc.

I think this is a wonderful political forum for artists...because...while we
like to take the high road and only be about art....I feel most of us know
that to survive (even in our own schools....) we have had to become very

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