How The United States And Europe Fund The Arts

Eliminating arts funding has been part of many U.S. presidents’ budget proposals, but never came to pass. In 1990, activists covered paintings in the Taft Museum in Cincinnati with black shrouds, arguing that if there were no National Endowment for the Arts these works would not be in the museum.
Eliminating arts funding has been part of many U.S. presidents' budget proposals, but never came to pass. In 1990, activists covered paintings in the Taft Museum in Cincinnati with black shrouds, arguing that if there were no National Endowment for the Arts these works would not be in the museum. Al Behrman / AP Photo
Eliminating arts funding has been part of many U.S. presidents’ budget proposals, but never came to pass. In 1990, activists covered paintings in the Taft Museum in Cincinnati with black shrouds, arguing that if there were no National Endowment for the Arts these works would not be in the museum.
Eliminating arts funding has been part of many U.S. presidents' budget proposals, but never came to pass. In 1990, activists covered paintings in the Taft Museum in Cincinnati with black shrouds, arguing that if there were no National Endowment for the Arts these works would not be in the museum. Al Behrman / AP Photo

How The United States And Europe Fund The Arts

In his budget plan released last month, President Donald Trump proposed eliminating all government agencies tasked with supporting arts and culture in the United States. This hour, we take a deep dive into the history of public funding of arts and culture in the United States as well as in Europe.