And not just mass appeal arts. On Monday, she attended opening night at the American Ballet Theatre and the reopening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Amercan Wing.
“My husband and I believe strongly that arts education is essential for building innovative thinkers who will be our nation’s leaders of tomorrow,” Michelle Obama is quoted as saying. (See full New York Times story here.)
So what does it mean to have an arts advocate or two in the White House? How do you expect their advocacy to impact life here in the Heartland?
And if Michelle Obama were to visit here for one arts event, what would you show her?