|Jacob's Pillow Director Ella Baff receives National Medal of Arts from Pres. Barack Obama|
Here is what Ms. Baff said (as quoted by Debra Levine March 4 on the artsmeme blog at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/debra-levine/post_1787_b_830561.html:
"Less is known about dance than the other art forms, and there are many reasons why. I hope this visibility will carry meaning beyond the day, and that people will become more aware about dance," she added. "It's a real profession, and it's made an important contribution to our world."