Release Date: March 19, 2017

Statement from the Jewish Museum on Proposed Defunding of the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities

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The Jewish Museum joins the many organizations and artists across the United States in urging Congress to not eliminate the vital funding of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as outlined in the proposed federal budget. The loss of essential support from the NEA and NEH will not only affect major arts institutions, but more devastatingly smaller arts organizations and cultural projects across the country. The proportionately small but impactful funding that the NEA and the NEH provide makes a strong statement to the world about what the United States values as a nation.