Statesman and author John Frohnmayer will be at Rontoms this Wednesday to talk about how capitalism rubs democracy the wrong way. Frohnmayer received his appointment to chair the National Endowment for the Arts in 1989. He served during the controversy surrounding arts funding, most visibly around Robert Mapplethorpe. Pressured by the religious right and Pat Buchanan, Frohnmayer was asked to resign in 1992.
He is the author of Leaving Town Alive: Confessions of an arts warrior. Houghton Mifflin.(1993)
The Oregon Council for the Humanities sponsors the happy hour conversation with John Frohnmayer. This event is free and open to the public. John Frohnmayer’s brother, David B. Frohnmayer, is president of the University of Oregon and former Oregon Attorney General.
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