Karen Finley: Donald Trump Owes All of His Wealth to Arts and Culture

Karen Finley will performing February 20th in NYC at the Bad and Nasty La MaMa Presents: HE’S OUR PRESIDENT/HE’S OUR PROBLEM


Donald Trump is reportedly considering stripping the budgets for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This would have devastating consequences for our society; for our cultural diversity; for the many economies that are connected to promoting cultural heritage, innovation and production, both domestically and abroad; and to the many municipalities and neighborhoods that depend on cultural institutions for survival. So we might ask how the arts have personally enriched the president. READ THE REST OF KAREN FINLEY’S ARTICLE AT TIME.COM.


Finley is an arts professor at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her next book, Genital Election, will be published this spring. She was a plaintiff in National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley, after the NEA vetoed her grant in 1990.

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