President Obama is pictured here looking at Norman Rockwell’s famous painting “The Problem We All Live With” which hangs in a hallway near the Oval Office with Ruby Bridges who was the young girl pictured in the painting.
"Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know." Rembrandt
According to the 2011 Giving USA report, contributions to the arts increased by 5.7% in 2010 (4.1% adjusted for inflation), and increased their share of total charitable contributions by 1%. Arts contributions, in fact, are recovering from 2008-2009's slump almost twice as quickly as charitable contributions overall, lending credence to the notion that the arts may be increasing its mindshare as the initial shocks of 2008's market collapse wear off.|Read more »