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Entries by John M. Eger from 09/2011

Nurturing Arts Districts for the New Economy

| Posted 09.13.2011 | Arts

The economy is in the toilet and it is hard, some would say impossible, to talk about the future. "Arts districts"? You have got to be kidding.

Restoration Jobs Available in Florence and Malta

| Posted 09.19.2011 | College

The best art transcends time and place and speaks directly to our common humanity, our sense of justice, our desire for truth. This is true for the work of Caravaggio.

ArtPlace Could Make the Difference In Communities Across America

| Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts

Rocco Landsman, Chair of the NEA, has put together a national organization dedicated to building creative places in cities around the country, demonstrating the vital link between the arts and economic development.

Sorry: Art Is a Business

| Posted 09.28.2011 | Arts

The myth of the starving artist is just that, a myth, according to a recent report of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP).

Don't Fire the Teachers

| Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

We accomplish nothing by pointing the finger at the teachers. Sure it is a human tendency to look for a scapegoat and fire somebody. But what about retraining? Isn't this a viable alternative?