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Notable Quotable: Andy Statman on tradition and innovation

“If you want to be an innovator in a style, you need to be a preservationist also, because until you can speak the stylistic language fluently, you can’t really understand how to innovate in the style.” — Andy Statman, 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow

Read our full interview with Andy Statman here. And visit our News Room for details on how to get your free tickets to this year’s NEA National Heritage Fellows Celebration on Friday, September 27.

Can’t join us live in DC for the celebration? Don’t worry—we’ll broadcast the event on arts.gov too!

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