Blog Posts for To Change the Face & Heart of America

On Value: What Does Art Have to Do with America? by Robert E. Gard

Posted by Clayton Lord, Jul 15, 2016 0 comments

"If I could wish for one thing in this life it would be that I might live long enough to hear the music of the American spirit emerging from thousands of fine civic orchestras in large places and small; see good plays, joyously presented and viewed in every American community almost every night; see fine pictures by native American artists decorating the walls of a multitude of American homes of every economic status."

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What is Our Calling? by Robert E. Gard

Posted by Clayton Lord, Jul 08, 2016 0 comments

This is the first in a weekly series of posts drawn from the newly released book, "To Change the Face & Heart of America: Selected Writings on the Arts and Communities, 1949-1992," by Robert E. Gard. This excerpt, "Invocation: What Is Our Calling?," was originally published in 1969.

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