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Arts Policy

GRAFFITI ART: Urban Art Foundation Aims to Protect Graffiti Artists

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Street art, teetering as it has been for the last decade between crime and high-end gallery cash crop, has taken another step toward establishing itse...

What I Want for Christmas

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Kaiser

Virtually every arts organization has a mission, and I dare say that a majority of board and staff at most arts organizations could not tell you what that mission is.

Art and the Public Purpose: Does the Country Need a Cultural Policy?

Nick Rabkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Nick Rabkin

The divisive and bitter culture war conflicts about race, sexuality, expressive freedom and the role of government in the arts continue to chill the politics of culture, even in the Obama era.

Needed: A Federal Arts Policy

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kaiser

Most people do not know that no fewer than nine government agencies provide support to arts in this nation.

A Warhol for the West Wing

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jonathan Melber

It's a good sign that Obama has shown an interest in contemporary art. Let's hope it extends beyond the White House walls.

The Culture Wars Roll On

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

The arts and humanities get a pretty raw deal. It was painful to watch the purported centrists in the Senate cut out nearly $100 million worth of funds for arts, culture and education last week.