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Arts Literacy in the Coming Recovery

Anthony Cascardi, dean, Arts & Humanities | November 10, 2009

As the economy begins to recover and arts programs have an opportunity to be restored (one hopes), let’s not make the mistake of returning to the way things were.   The financial crisis has given everyone, across many sectors, a chance to reassess everything from health care to finance to education.  We should do the same … Continue reading »

Sustaining the Spirit: A new New Deal for the arts

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | November 9, 2009

As I write this, the Smithsonian American Art Museum has on exhibit an extraordinary selection of paintings under the title 1934: A New Deal for Artists. But Berkeley community members don’t have to go all the way to DC to see the products of New Deal support for the arts: California’s Living New Deal project … Continue reading »