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The Museum Accessibility Consortia (MAC) in New York should be replicated in rural locations. MAC is a great resource for inclusive programing.
Art is good for students to overcome a stress filled academic schedule but very few can call it a career goal. I can appreciate urban art, but really, I don't see often see art as a rural pursuit. Unless someone has taken the time to build a classic car and accomplished the magic it takes of folks to notice. But then again like urban art very few will master the ability to call this a career.
Museums in this country still hold Native cultural artifacts in their collections. NAGPRA doesn't cover Canadian artifact stolen from the families of Native Americas covered by the Act. The Seattle Art Museum is a prime example. In his book Letters Home, Frank Boas describes the grave robbing he performed. The federal government needs to end this loop hole. In its place, replicate what the Makah Tribe of Washington State ...more »
Nationally our demographics are changing. We "baby boomers" are a dying breed. Take a look at what's happening with antique malls. The people who collected aren't around anymore. Art is going to become another victim of a younger generations values. Antiques were another form of commodity wealth. Attempting to provide employment in the arts will prove how out of touch the NEA has become. Let me give you another example. ...more »