The Nu Camelot:Michelle Obama gets art

Comparisons of Michelle Obama to Jackie O continue to gain validity with every speech she gives. A champion of the arts, her desire to bring culture back to the White House is refreshing, even comforting to those of us who lamented the backyard BBQ aesthetics of the Bush days.

Her most recent appeal for the arts was one of the best I’ve heard, surpassing even the words of her husband in terms of hitting the mark:

We believe strongly that the arts aren’t somehow an ‘extra’ part of our national life, but instead we feel that the arts are at the heart of our national life. It is through our music, our literature, our art, drama and dance that we tell the story of our past and we express our hopes for the future. Our artists challenge our assumptions in ways that many cannot and do not. They expand our understandings, and push us to view our world in new and very unexpected ways…..

Hopefully we can follow her lead on a local level and continue to embrace projects like WAV, which I reported on this week.

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One Comment to “The Nu Camelot:Michelle Obama gets art”

  1. Mrs. Obama’s testimonial about the importance of art in our world is spot on. The
    arts add a whole other dimension to our lives.

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