Is it time to bring back the Arts Olympics?

When Asa Boxer was last here to share his new work Etymologies, he mentioned he would soon be off to Rio for the Arts Olympics.  Here is a segment on CBC Radio’s Q discussing the Arts Olympics.

“As 2016 Olympics wind down in Rio, preparations have begun for an entirely different kind of games.

Few present-day fans know that Olympic organizers used to give out medals for artistic achievement. From 1912 to 1948, artists would compete in categories such as music, painting, literature and sculpture.”

The links are below:

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-thursday-august-18-2016-1.3726060/is-it-time-to-bring-back-the-arts-olympics-1.3726076

Advertisements