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How Trumpism could Affect the Visual Arts

The recent election of Donald Trump as president elect of the United States has created anxiety in the hearts and minds of much of the populace, especially with regard to a possible repealing of rights for minorities, women, the LGBT population, immigrants, and to the environment itself. Given the prospect of a seemingly more marginalized media, how could such atmosphere affect the visual arts?

  • Much compelling art is made in protest to things exactly like this. Would this be an angle for this article? Or would it be more centered on the acceptance of the creative life within society? – Mariel Tishma 4 years ago
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  • Personally, I've read Literary Hub articles where the arts as a whole actually flourished under Regan (e.g. SST records, the "Our Band Could Be Your Life" book, indie rock in general, among the other mediums). I hope this era of Trump will incentivize another golden age of progressive art. – Kyle 4 years ago
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  • yes this definitely seems like a possibility. It is necessary to stay vigilant and make sure that the freedom of expression that is so cherished in the visual arts is not impeded. We don't need another Jesse Helms de-funding federal resources to the arts. – jonj724 4 years ago
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