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Re:NY art controvery

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Thu, 7 Oct 1999 19:32:44 -0500


For us here in Europe it is just another show they make all this fuss about
in the States. Of course I really am not keen on rotting cows head and
such, but the whole idea is it seems to me that artistic freedoom has to be
respected as long as it does not really harm anyone. Those who donīt like
this donīt have to go to the show. I donīt know why Elizabeth Dole wants to
shut down the National Endowment for the Arts. Must just be like you said
that accessibility to the arts is of no value to her. That of course is
always too bad when people who could make a difference donīt have the sense
to do so, for often they really can and do have influence. Well I just hope
the show stays on in the Brooklyn Museum, I used to spend so much time
there when I lived in Brooklyn long, long time ago.
Best regards from the far north,
Rosa
>I think the most productive thing to come from it (except for greatly
>increased attendance at a wonderful museum) was Elizabeth Dole's statement
>that she wants to shut down the National Endowment for the Arts. I have no
>idea if bringing this particular exhibit over from the UK was funded by the
>NEA, and don't know if she even asked or cared. She was so casual about it,
>it was chillingly clear that accessibility to the arts is of no value to
>her.