Per Whitehouse.gov – will Obama really support the arts???

BarackObamaI know that President Barack Obama (doesn’t it sound good to say that?) has talked and written about the importance of the arts in society, and how the arts can raise a student’s test scores, but – when browsing through the new WhiteHouse.gov website – I was disappointed to see that there is only one mention of the arts in the entire site:

 

Our nation’s creativity has filled the world’s libraries, museums, recital halls, movie houses, and marketplaces with works of genius. The arts embody the American spirit of self-definition. As the author of two best-selling books — Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope — President Obama uniquely appreciates the role and value of creative expression.

Here’s hoping that Pres. Obama sees fit to go further with supporting and expanding the arts than his website lets on.