By Claire Fallon : huffingtonpost – excerpt
His administration may shutter the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. That’s not good.
Well, having art and culture sure was cool while it lasted!
President-elect Donald Trump plans to dramatically slash funding for the humanities when he takes office, according to a new report from The Hill. In meetings with White House staff, Trump transition officials have reportedly indicated that the administration will shutter the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting…
The Hill report notes that the floated budget cuts “hew closely to a blueprint published last year by the conservative Heritage Foundation.” It’s previously been reported that the think tank has been enormously influential in shaping Trump’s nascent administration… (more)
If this is ground breaking ceremony at the Warriors Stadium is any indication of the future direction of art in America we are in troubleIs this the results of removing arts classes from schools? What next, ballerinas wearing labels on their tights? Tubas with sponsored logos flashing? Does anyone really think construction cranes are more beautiful than the bay views? Welcome to the new circus sans animals.