Monday, June 28, 2010

Rachel Maddow on Art

A country without an expectation of minimal artistic literacy, without a basic structure by which the artists among us can be awakened and given the choice of following their talents and a way to get to be great at what they do, is a country that is not actually as great as it could be. And a country without the capacity to nurture artistic greatness is not being a great country.

1 comment:

Tangled up in blue... said...

I agree with that. You know what is weird tho? Going into a museum and being surrounded by art hundreds of years old makes me wonder why is it easier to let go of these beautiful artistic traditions while simultaneously holding onto these so-called Indian traditions obviously borrowed from Victorian England.