The Association of Art Museum Directors made the following statement in response to the release of the proposed federal budget, which would eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services:
In solidarity with a broad range of our colleagues throughout the cultural community, the Association of Art Museum Directors strongly opposes the proposed federal budget, which would eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), with funds only sufficient for their closure. We have been heartened by widespread, bipartisan support in Congress for the NEA, NEH, and IMLS, and the statements of senior appropriators and others who have publicly advocated for these agencies. We urge these elected representatives to continue their stand for the NEA, NEH, and IMLS, which provide vital services for people across the nation.
BAMPFA stands with our colleagues and community in opposing these cuts, which would be devastating to the cultural landscape of our country. Read BAMPFA Director Lawrence Rinder’s earlier statement on the issue.