Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Art inside the CIA

The Central Intelligence Agency, Art
CIA Original Headquarters Building
Langley, Virginia

"It is speculated that some of the CIA’s involvement in the arts was designed to counter Soviet Communism by helping to popularize what it considered pro-American thought and aesthetic sensibilities. Such involvement has raised historical questions about certain art forms or styles that may have elicited the interest of the Agency, including abstract expressionism." [Simon, 2010]
Simon, T. [2010] The Central Intelligence Agency, Art: CIA Original Headquarters Building: Langley, Virginia. [online]
http://www.tarynsimon.com/tarynsimon8_cia.html [09/03/2010]