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Waco Tribune-Herald: David A. Smith: Museums take risk when they go 'edgy' (In the news)

Jan. 19, 2011

Those who keep up with the ways in which politics and art can clash will recall that 20 years ago a scandal about pornography and blasphemy nearly brought down the National Endowment for the Arts, and in the process seriously damaged the notion that government has any business supporting the arts. It took a long time for the NEA to recover.