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Statement from The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Proposed Elimination of Funding for the NEA, NEH,
and IMLS

"The President's budget released today proposing the elimination of funding for the NEA, NEH and IMLS is shortsighted and does a terrible disservice to the American people.  For more than 50 years, these programs have provided, at modest cost, essential support to arts organizations throughout the country—many times sustaining the arts in areas where people do not have access to major institutions like the Metropolitan Museum. We will join with arts organizations and artists nationwide and work with our supporters in Congress to see that these vital funds are maintained."

Thomas P. Campbell, Director
Daniel H. Weiss, President
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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March 16, 2017

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