WPA Redux

WPA Poster, courtesy of Arlene GoldbardThere’s been endless talk lately about the Obama administration’s economic stimulus agenda and how it might incorporate or impact the arts. Some of that chatter has even taken place on this blog.

Thankfully, Arlene Goldbard has put together an extremely thorough treatment of the subject.  She covers the historical precedents, the current arguments, and the political whispers.  If you’re interested in this stuff (and you should be), then it’s worth taking the time to read.


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3 Responses to “WPA Redux”

  1. Arwen Lowbridge:

    What a great read! Anyone interested in the role the arts can play in community development should check this out.

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