Eli Broad

'A blemish on America': The arts world reacts to proposed cuts in Trump's budget

'A blemish on America': The arts world reacts to proposed cuts in Trump's budget

Thursday’s news that President Trump’s budget blueprint had proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities immediately ignited strong support for the endangered agencies. Here’s how arts leaders and organizations reacted across the country.

“The arts play a critical role in society and strengthen our democracy. It is short-sighted to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, which works to ensure public access to the visual and performing arts. At a time when we see more and more people flocking to museums, we need to provide greater access to the arts, not less.” — Eli Broad, philanthropist...

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