ERIC Number: ED337414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Cultural Policy and Art.
Degge, Rogena M., Ed.
Controversies in Art & Culture, v1 n1 1987
This document presents three papers by scholars who participated in a lecture series on current controversies regarding politics and the arts. Judith H. Balfe argues in her paper, "Affinities of Art and Politics: Gilt by Association," that despite a history of institutional separateness, art and politics are linked with one another because they both establish hierarchies of power. This affinity is demonstrated by use of contemporary examples that link politics to the museum world. Edward C. Banfield's paper, "Art and the Public Interest," offers an argument for the inapproriateness of public subsidy for the arts. The premise is based on an interpretation that places federal support for the arts outside the delegated powers of the U.S. Constitution. Ralph A. Smith suggests in his paper, "Reshaping Policy for Arts Education," that arts education policy in schools is fraught with efforts to solve social, political, or economic problems rather than to serve truly educational ends. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Critical Thinking, Current Events, Educational Policy, Political Issues, Public Policy
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: The included articles were originally presented as papers as a part of a lecture series on Art, Culture, and Power sponsored by the Department of Art Education, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, February, 1986.