As we’ve discussed, one struggle in arts support and funding is how you manage the question of taste. We’ve been prone to say (and heard it today at the dance rehearsal) that the great thing about the arts is its a big open tent and invites a variety of opinions and practices. But that wide variety of opinions is trouble when it comes to getting a community to commit to supporting a particular artwork or artist.
We talked fairly lovingly about Goldie in Woods Quad last week. . . Try asking 10 people what they think of the sculpture in the center of Woods Quad. Different story there.
And here’s the story of the Surfing Madonna of California: