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“A Country Should Nuture Artistic Greatness”

Television host Rachel Maddow was recently at Jacob’s Pillow talking about the importance of the arts in our country.

Jacob's Pillow, by Dave Read

Jacob's Pillow, by Dave Read

“A country without an expectation of minimal artistic literacy, without a basic structure by which the artists among us can be awakened and given the choice of following their talents and a way to get to be great at what they do, is a country that is not actually as great as it could be.  And a country without the capacity to nurture artistic greatness is not being a great country.   It is a service to our country, and sometimes it is heroic service to our country, to fight for the United States of America to have the capacity to nurture artistic greatness.”

Read more of her remarks.