Sunday, July 19, 2009

It's About Time

The Obamas plan to diversify and update the current White House Art Collection and it is about time. This is a welcome change in my opinion. The White House is the home of the person who is supposed to be President of ALL the American people. The current collection doesn't really reflect that given the portraits of ex-Presidents and First Ladies as well as a taste for very safe, conservative art. It is nice to have a couple of people who appreciate modern and contemporary art and art created by people of other ethnic groups. Here is the current collection and a statement by ex-curator of the collection, Rex Scouten.

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