The bill exceeds the respective $75 million allocated to the NEA and NEH in the Trump administration’s 2020 CARES Act.
While leading museum associations petitioned Congress for $4 billion to buoy nonprofit museums, today Trump signed the controversial stimulus bill, promising the NEA and NEH a respective $75 million.
Trump has twice suggested that the NEA be shut down, but for the first time, 11 foundations signed a joint statement of opposition.
For Martha Wilson and her collaborators at the Franklin Furnace Archive in New York, the avant-garde spirit is alive and well, and as relevant as ever.
The current NEA budget is $148 million. A report estimates that one year’s worth of security for the Trumps in NYC will cost $365 million. That’s a 146.6% increase.
To illustrate the vitality of the National Endowment for the Arts, artist Tega Brain created a website that gathers all the projects the agency funded in 2016.
One petition shows only 44 signatures, the other 734. Based on social media sharing, neither seems to be accurate.
Arts and culture matter much more to the economy than previously known, according to a new report issued by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
July 1979. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Iran has entered its fourth month as an Islamic Republic, and the Sandinista National Liberation Front have deposed the U.S. backed Samoza dictatorship in Nicaragua. It was against this political backdrop that Lucy Lippard’s exhibition, Some British Art From the Left (June 16 – July 14,1979) finished its run at Artists Space in New York City.
This week on Required Reading … William Powhida has devised a new power axis of art world affirmation … New York Observer explains the thing called the “professional collector” … at Idiom they ask an important question “Can an art experience be authentic even if the status of the work of art remains questionable?” … the NEA leaders gives signs that there will be cutting in the arts … Phong Bui chats with Joe Bradley … some mediations on Black History on Art:21 … and Iceland is digitizing ALL its literature …