Our national art project

Honestly I find myself wanting to just remove the nation from the equation entirely: Great Art Makes (and Deserves!) Great Art. A tautology, but one whose causality I can wholeheartedly affirm.

[The National Endowment for the Arts]’s current slogan is “A Great Nation Deserves Great Art.”

Wince. That imperial bit of provincial pomposity has things exactly backward.

Here’s a new NEA motto: “Great Art Makes a Great Nation.”

After all, that is how it works.

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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