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In the new issue of NEA Arts , we're looking at pioneers and visionaries---those artists who knew they were on to a good thing long before the rest of us caught up. In "Mixing Words and Pictures," Rebecca Gross speaks with graphic novelist Art Spiegelman, or as he puts it, "I...
"I’ve become a role model for a lot of young women. I try to keep it up. I try to do bigger and better and more amazing things and bigger walls and exhibits in nicer museums and bigger spaces and all of that. Always setting an example, always laying the groundwork, and raising the bar...
"An arts-rich school does not only teach kids in deep ways about an art form, but it also uses some of the arts-based instructional strategies in other places that are not about teaching the art form at all." --- Brent Hasty, MindPOP What happens when having art teachers in schools isn...
"When I was a teenager, I felt stuck on the reservation. It felt like I was ten years behind the whole world. I had no idea what to do with my life and I wanted to quit school. I could feel this whole void opening on top of me." ---Michael Begay, composer As we learn in "Composing...
"Our mission is to build a compassionate community of creative thinkers, leaders, and lifelong learners who are prepared for success in all future pursuits.... If we're going to train our kids to just be somebody else's employee, that's fine. We can teach them the basics. But to...
If a picture's worth a thousand words, then the cover image of the new issue of NEA Arts --- Engaged and Empowered: The Power of Arts Education ---is priceless! The issue's cover is by Inocente, a young artist who came to national attention as the subject of the eponymous short documentary...
Video games have long been a part of American youth and entertainment culture. But recently, there has been debate about whether they are part of our country's artistic canon as well. In the latest issue of NEA Arts , we look at some of the more fascinating projects that bring art and...
Amanda Detmer and Sanaa Lathan in the West Coast premiere of Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, which uses the Internet to expand the main character's persona. Photo by Michael Lamont In our new issue of NEA Arts , we look at some of the incredible projects that have resulted...
Kickstarter founders, from left right: Charles Adler, Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler. Photo by Jon Vachon In the latest issue of NEA Arts , we look at some of the more interesting projects that marry technology and the arts. One of the most successful examples of this marriage is Kickstarter, which...
In today's peek at the latest issue of NEA Arts , we meet Ryan Holladay. When Holladay is not creating location-aware sound works for spaces such as the National Mall and Central Park with his brother Hays---under the bluebrain moniker---he's showcasing off other multi-media artists who are...

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