ARTS & CULTURE
02/06/2014 11:41 am ET | Updated Feb 06, 2014

N.E.A. Funds Benefit Both Rich and Poor, Study Finds

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ever since the late 1980s, when the performance artist Karen Finley started playing around with yams and chocolate, the National Endowment for the Arts has come under fire from some conservative lawmakers. Back then the agency was castigated for giving grants to provocative artists like Ms. Finley, whom some critics called obscene.

Now House Republicans charge that the endowment supports programming primarily attended by the rich, causing “a wealth transfer from poorer to wealthier citizens.”

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