News Archives – December 2008

Dec
8
2008
Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, presented a lecture on "The Role of Art in Human Community" on Thursday, November 13, 2008. View his presentation here.
Dec
8
2008
Whatever one thinks about the NEA -- whose history up to and including the Gioia era has been marvelously told in David Smith's new book Money for Art: The Tangled Web of Art and Politics in American Democracy -- Gioia's own work offers something for which conservatives should be justifiably proud and grateful. They might even look to his life, thought, and art for ways to overcome the current divide in their own ranks between elitism and populism, between high and popular culture.
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