A Portrait of the Visual Arts: Meeting the Challenges of a New Era

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Rand Corporation, Aug 12, 2005 - Political Science - 150 pages
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The third in a series that examines the state of the arts in America, this analysis shows, in addition to lines around the block for special exhibits, well-paid superstar artists, flourishing university visual arts programs, and a global expansion of collectors, developments in the visual arts also tell a story of rapid, even seismic change, systemic imbalances, and dislocation.

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* Kevin F. McCarthy (Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin) is a senior social scientist at RAND who has led studies on the arts, immigration, and demographic issues.

* Elizabeth H. Ondaatje (Master of Philosophy, International Relations, Cambridge University) is a policy analyst at RAND who works on both national security and domestic issues.

Arthur C. Brooks (born May 21, 1964) is an American author, social scientist and musician, and currently serves as the president of the American Enterprise Institute. At the age of 19, he left college to play the French horn professionally. After touring internationally and recording several albums, he eventually landed in the City Orchestra of Barcelona. Nearly a decade later, Brooks returned to the US and completed his bachelor's degree by correspondence. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in public policy, focusing on microeconomic and mathematical modeling. After completing his doctorate, he spent 10 years as a professor of public administration. His titles include: The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier and More Prosperous America; The Battle: How the Fight between Big Government and Free Enterprise will Shape America's Future; Gross National Happiness: Why Happiness Matters for America--And How We Can Get More of it; Social Entrepreneurship: A Modern Approach to Social Value Creation; and Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism.

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