“The arts are the signature of a nation.”
– Joan Mondale
While her husband Walter Mondale served as Vice President in the Carter administration, Joan Mondale (b. 1930), was a strong advocate for the arts. She took a leadership role in promoting American craft, using their official residence as a showcase for the work of Wendell Castle, Marguerite Wildenhain, David Gilhooly, John Glick, Sam Maloof, and others.