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Jessica Garz of the Surdna Foundation sets the stage for the upcoming Social Impact Design webinar.
A brief intro to the 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellows.
Playwright Katori Hall shares her definition of failure.
In our age of social media, we could all do with a little more face time. Why not get it at a Blue Star Museum ? The portraits here can all be found at participating museums. For even more portraits, click through to our Pinterest page . Lucas I (1986-1987) by Chuck Close. Image courtesy of the...
Earlier this year, the NEA announced “new indices of arts participation” in a research report based on the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). The indices covered a broader range of arts activities than the Arts Endowment typically had reported in the past. This new reporting...
Meteorologically speaking we're still weeks away from summer. But if you're like us, once June hits it's summer because prom. And graduation. And weddings galore. And have we mentioned tourists? So even as we button up our sweaters against the overeager air conditioning and wait for the mercury to...
You've probably figured out by now that we're huge fans of reading. Not only is it fun to do, but as reported here , it has lasting, concrete benefits to our lives in general. Still don't believe us? Here are seven more reasons to love reading. Some of us read rapaciously and with mysterious...
"Not every mind or body will experience art the same way. But every mind and body is entitled to the experience." When the milestone Americans with Disabilities Act was passed on July 26, 1990, individuals with disabilities were guaranteed equal access to social realms that most of us take for...
With Blue Star Museums officially underway, and the Big Read winding down for summer, it’s time for a special blog post combo. What better way to help get your kids excited for a museum visit than through a book? Below are five books that will get children museum-ready, whether it means...
Playwright Katori Hall talks about her theater career and how she became a playwright because "I have to carry that baton forward and write us into existence because if I don't who else will?"

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