The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities turn 50 this year. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jane Chu of the NEA and William “Bro” Adams of the NEH about the contributions artists and humanists make to American society and the political pressure arts agencies feel to prove their worth. Continue reading
I recently had the chance to talk with new NEA chairman Rocco Landesman for an interview we aired earlier this month, and invited you to send us your questions and comments for him. We compiled them and put them to Mr. Landesman last week.
Rocco Landesman is known as the producer who brought hits such as “Angels in America,” “Big River,” and “The Producers” to Broadway. But as the new chair of the National Endowment of the Arts, Landesman has given up the bright lights of the Great White Way for the halls of Washington’s bureaucracy. Continue reading