Art of the United States

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The Art of the United States refers to all forms of visual art in or associated with the United States of America since the formation of the country in 1776.

Art of the United States refers to all the visual arts of the United States, but also to other form of arts like Cuisine,[1] literature, music,[2] dance, cinema and other arts.

History[edit]

In 1937 the National Gallery of Art is founded in Washington D.C.

In 1950, the idea for a national theater resurfaced when U.S. Representative Arthur George Klein of New York introduced a bill to authorize funds to plan and build a cultural center. The bill included provisions stating that the center would prohibit any discrimination against cast and audience. [3] From 1955 to 1958, amidst an array of controversy, this idea was debating in Congress. In the summer of 1958, a bill was finally passed in Congress and on September 4, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the National Cultural Center Act, which provided momentum for the project.[4] This was the first time in history that the federal government helped finance a structure dedicated to the performing arts. The legislation required a portion of the costs, estimated at $10–25 million, to be raised within five years of passage of the bill.[5]

In 1965 the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act (P.L. 89-209) was passed with the aim providing for the establishment of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities to encourage progress in humanities and arts in America.[6] That same year the National Endowment for the Arts was created, with an annual budget of $158 million.

In 1971 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was created in Washington D.C. The center continues has continued to realise its vision of presenting the best performances and most talented performers from across the US and the world and remaining the nation's leading provider of arts education. [7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamburgers & Hot Dogs – All-American Food
  2. ^ Wolfe, Charles K. with Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, "Two Views of Music, Race, Ethnicity and Nationhood" in the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
  3. ^ "Timeline of SRI International Innovations: 1940s - 1950s". SRI International. Archived from the original on 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  4. ^ Meersman, Roger (1980). "The Kennedy Center: From Dream to Reality". Records of the Columbia Historical Society 50: 529. 
  5. ^ Meersman, Roger (1980). "The Kennedy Center: From Dream to Reality". Records of the Columbia Historical Society 50: 541. 
  6. ^ "National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (P.L. 89-209)". National Endowment for Humanities. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Welcome to the Kennedy Center". Kennedy Center. Retrieved 2 July 2014.