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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: tenth anniversary issue
([1969?])

[We are ten years old],   pp. [1]-6 PDF (6.1 MB)


Page 6

6       of education in the arts. The editors will
always be grateful to Mr. Rice for his deft
chairmanship of the Wingspread National
Conference on the Arts, which the
University of Wisconsin sponsored in 1962
in collaboration with a number of
foundations. That conference notably
broadened the journal's perspectives and
invigorated its sense of mission at a
rather unsettled stage in its early
development. Mr. Rice is Dean of the
School of Fine Arts at Carnegie-Mellon
University, and was one of the founders and
first chairman of the National Council of
the Arts in Education.
The projection of the arts in all their
complexity against the patterns of our
variegated society is an exercise in 'op'
to dazzle the mind's eye. In making its
projection, Arts in Society manages to avoid
predictability, to sidestep complacency, to
achieve clarity and to refresh the scene by
knowing where to look for the action.
If by some chance Arts in Society doesn't
live ten thousand years it will be because
it has lost what it now has - the wit to
identify the moods and issues of our time,
an energy born of an urge to understand,
the will to perceive - and to publish.


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