Sharon Butler

Sharon L. Butler is a practicing artist and a professor of visual arts at Eastern Connecticut State University. She maintains a blog about painting at

A new era may be dawning in which artists, strongly supported by the president, will develop new forms of enduring art. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The art world is trending toward mega-museums, with more capital investment in high-profile architecture and fattened collections. But bigger isn't always better. Read more


The State Department wants to fund artists to create works for overseas museums -- so long as the art promotes U.S. foreign policy. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture