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JFK: On the Role of the Artist

John F. Kennedy

For inspiration, there’s nothing quite like hearing John F. Kennedy. If you’re an artist, or simply appreciate art, listen to this October 1963 SPEECH that JFK delivered at Amherst College, Massachusetts, honoring the poet Robert Frost, who had died in January of that year.

While honoring one man in the speech, Kennedy honors at once all artists, all truth, and the nation. Kennedy’s vision places the power of art at the center of cultural meaning, and even survival.

Two years after this speech, then President Lyndon Johnson created the National Endowment for the Arts.

Get ready, you might shed a tear listing to JFK’s words…

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Filed under Art, Culture  |  Comments: 1 | Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014



One Comment on “JFK: On the Role of the Artist

barbara Says:

Let’s try this again to see if it works….. Is this long enough?



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