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Joan Shigekawa

Joan Shigekawa. Photo courtesy of Ms. Shigekawa Joan Shigekawa may be new to her position as acting chairman of the NEA, but having served as the agency’s senior deputy chairman since 2009, she has already more than made her mark. From her intimate involvement with the agency's...
Washington, DC Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate in Chicago's Millenium Park. Photo by Santi Diaz via Flickr The University of Chicago is running a series of symposia on the future of the city and all its dimensions. Last week I attended the second one, which was on the arts and the future of the...
Washington, DC The annual Chinese New Year Parade in Chicago's Chinatown is just one of the city's many neighborhood festivals. Photo by multisanti via Flickr One of the stops that we made in Chicago on the Art Works Tour (where we were hosted by the MacArthur Foundation) was to the Field Museum?s...