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February 5, 2010 Washington, DC The NEA is interested in seeing how the phrase "Art Works" resonates with the American public, and so we announced that we are seeking an image that captures all three of its meanings. Since we believe that art works for everyone, this is meant as an opportunity to...
February 2, 2010 Miami, Florida Rocco received a warm welcome (pun intended) yesterday as he and NEA Senior Deputy Chair Joan Shigekawa toured Miami, the fifth stop on the national Art Works tour. Focusing on Miami's thriving design culture, stops included the city's renowned Design and...
February 1, 2010 Washington, DC How would you represent the phrase "art works" in a single image? "Art works" is Rocco's guiding principle for his work at the NEA. The phrase has three meanings: "art works" are the plays, paintings, dances, films and the other...
January 29, 2010 Washington, DC Concluding his January 6th PBS News Hour interview with Rocco , PBS's Jeffrey Brown invited the public to send in follow-up questions and comments. Mr. Brown has published Rocco's responses on his blog...
January 28, 2010 Washington, DC Thanks to jazz aficionado and radio producer Molly Murphy, with her encyclopedic knowledge of the art form and easy rapport with jazz musicians, we now have eight extended interviews with the 2010 NEA Jazz Masters on our website. These candid, free-flowing...
January 27, 2010 Washington, DC Enlarge image This coming Monday, February 1, Rocco will leave behind the monumental architecture of the nation's capital to immerse himself in the pioneering design world of Miami. Over the course of his day-long visit the NEA Chairman will visit some of the...
January 26, 2010 Washington, DC On Friday, January 15, the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman had an opportunity to visit Memphis, Tennesee, a momentous site in Civil Rights history, now home to several cultural revitalization initiatives. He was invited by the...
January 25, 2010 Washington, DC NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman sat down this morning with guest host Susan Page on the Diane Rehm show to discuss the arts, "art works" and his vision for boosting the role of art and culture in cities and towns across the country. The complete 50-minute...
January 21, 2010 Washington, DC "...art makes communities better: prouder, more cohesive, individuated. We know and recognize cities by their special architecture and parks and sculpture gardens and neighborhood arts fairs. And there's no such thing as just music: there's hip-hop in LA...
January 14, 2010 Washington, DC "River City" is the next stop on Rocco Landesman's "Art Works" tour across America. The NEA Chair has arrived in Memphis, Tennessee, at the invitation of Barbara and Pitt Hyde of the Hyde Family Foundations for a full day of activity tomorrow...

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