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Interview with Philip James, Art Director of CEMA. Description of the state sponsored Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA)of Great Britain. Created in 1940 to promote and maintain arts during WWII. James states that they do not collect only well-known artist, but they do only collect "good" art. Says that there is a renaissance of general interest in the arts. Art Council not only hosts exhibits, they also support artists, commission works. Also support patronage, encourage private sector to buy from living artists. Part of the WNYC American Art Festival Program.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69810
Municipal archives id: LT815