In her 1972 book, “Politics in Art,” she framed a connection between [art and politics].
“Sometimes we do not realize how important our participation in politics is. Often we need to be reminded of our duty as citizens,” she wrote. “Artists can do just that; they can look at our politicians, our institutions and our problems to help us understand them better.”
Brilliant ideas she had, of the best of art: tell the story of what is going on, right and wrong, around oneself. Report back from the front.
Joan Mondale was married to Walter Mondale, who was reformed the role of vice presidents [he was Vice President in President Jimmy Carter’s admin], taking it from a merely ceremonial position to a policy advising position.
She was 83 years old and died with her family around her at hospice.