President Obama’s election represented a big moment of hope for the arts community, but has he lived up to their expectations? As the Obama administration comes to an end, Kurt looks back on the past eight years and the Obamas’ legacy in the arts and culture realm. Geoff Edgers of the Washington Post, Dana Miller, formerly of The Whitney Museum of American Art, and jazz musician Bobby Watson share their thoughts on President Obama as policy-maker, performer, pop-culture ambassador, and art lover.
The LightArtist: CommonAlbum: Like Water for ChocolateLabel: Geffen
OpheliaArtist: The LumineersAlbum: CleopatraLabel: Dualtone Music
King KuntaArtist: Kendrick LamarAlbum: To Pimp A ButterflyLabel: Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath Records
TightropeArtist: Janelle MonaeAlbum: The ArchAndroidLabel: Atlantic Records