LEAVING TOWN ALIVE by John Frohnmayer

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The former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts reveals how the controversy over the infamous Mapplethorpe exhibition eventually led to his downfall and how the experience transformed him into a free-speech radical. National ad/promo. Tour.
 

About John Frohnmayer

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John Frohnmayer is a noted speaker, writer, ethicist, and legal scholar. His book Leaving Town Alive (1993) describes his turbulent chairmanship of the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush administration. He is a frequent visitor to schools and colleges, where he teaches a short course based on this book.
 
Published April 26, 1993 by Houghton Mifflin. 360 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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(The conservative Heritage Foundation criticized only 32 grants out of 90,000 given out over the course of 25 years, but the outcry over tax-funds for so-called smut made, the author says, a great fund-raiser.) Artists blamed Frohnmayer for putting restrictions on grants (which he did hoping to p...

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Appointed chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1989 amid the uproar over Robert Mapplethorpe's photography, Frohnmayer entered the fray as a First Amendment moderate.

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