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News 2016: (US) The Smart Set Online New Article: "Should Taxpayers Subsidize the Arts?" (by Michael Lind, 11 Fab 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 18, 2016

"... Controversies over public funding of controversial art like the Mapplethorpe exhibit have long been out of proportion to the actual amounts of money that are involved. According to Daniel Reid in a 2013 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities essay entitled “An American Vision of Federal Arts Subsidies: Why and How the U.S. Government Should Support Artistic Expression,” the role of the federal government in art funding is quite limited ...

From their inception, the NEA and the NEH have been plagued by ambiguity about their missions. Is their main purpose curatorial, supporting museums, symphonies, libraries, and other cultural institutions? Or is it to support individual artists? ..."

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