Ever wonder why you don’t see our leaders in Washington at the opera or walking through the National Gallery of Art?
A snippet . . .
I find it difficult to understand this fear of the arts in this country, where most of the people claim to be religious. After all, the spirit of a nation, its hopes and inspirations, are best reflected in the works of its poets, artists, writers, and musicians. Why don't we ask presidential candidates about their knowledge and experience of art and culture?
What do you think?
Yes, I realize they're also very busy governing and responding to constituents. Remember, I served time working in the U.S. Senate myself. I know they're busy! It's still an interesting theory.
Thanks to Jennifer D. Anderson for the heads up.
Image (c) Jennifer D. Anderson, What I'm Made Of (detail).