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Statement of Purpose


The New Art Examiner is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to examine the definition and transmission of culture in our society; the decision-making processes within museums and schools and the agencies of patronage which determine the manner in which culture shall be transmitted; the value systems which presently influence the making of art as well as its study in exhibitions and books; and, in particular, the interaction of these factors with the visual art milieu.



  1. bill roseberry

    Mythical celebrities like Jesus in the 21st century are for people who cannot grasp the basics of science… or art. Aren’t there enough real-life issues to debate?

    • Bill, your first sentence has no relation to NAE’s statement of purpose. However your closing question deserves a reply because it projects a belief that you decide what real-life issues are, when such personal decisions could be biased. I read somewhere that no one has a right to their opinion; one has a right to an opinion based on researched facts, presented in a logical statement that makes sense to others and which they can discuss.

  2. Annie Markovich, Acting Chicago Editor

    The New Art Examiner was founded on the principles of Jane Addams, founder of Hull House in Chicago, who believed that both rich and poor can sit at the same dinner table and share ideas and wisdom. Addams believed both benefit from company. The NAE welcomes letters to the editor, ideas for articles and encourages artists to take on the responsibility of writing about their art. This statement of purpose goes back a long time to the 70’s, when there was a plethora of art magazines flooding the market. The National Endowment for the Arts and State Arts Councils were funding artist groups and publications, today those agencies are in dire straits as we can read in the press. More reason I believe to stand up for what is important in Art and articulate how its influence is felt. How vital is Art to Culture and civilization?

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