Who’s Supporting the Arts?
by Susan Mitchell WHAT’S THE STATE of art today? Among educated Americans, it’s looking pretty good. While 37 percent of all Americans visited a museum in 1998, a whopping 71 percent of people with graduate degrees made a trip that year, as did 66 percent of people with bachelor’s degrees, according to the 1998 General Social Survey conducted by the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center. Classical music and dance also did well among the well schooled. Nearly half the people who hold graduate degrees and one-third of those with bachelor’s degrees took in a classical music or dance performance […]