Thursday, February 18, 2010

American Culture In The Post-Endowment Age Of Cookie-Monster, Jeff Koons, And Matthew Barney

“Just a modest proposal from Culture Monster, Mr. Kaiser, but since the annual Kennedy Center Honors telecast revolves around lifetime achievement awards to the Bruce Springsteens, Steven Spielbergs and Diana Rosses of the world who typically have a tangential relationship, at best, to the nonprofit arts, why not turn it into a fabulous telethon where famous entertainers spend a few hours pumping for pledges and talking up the arts -- with the proceeds going to the National Endowment for the Arts to redistribute nationwide via its grant programs?”

Mike Boehm “Arts management guru Michael Kaiser says he's sorry“ Los Angeles Times February 17, 2010

Photo credits: (c) Jeff Koons; and (c) San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2010.

SFMOMA: New home of the Fisher Collection of Modern Art; and $500 million expansion plan.


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