Art Works Blog

Rocco Landesman

Washington, DC Military families enjoy artwork at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego’s Balboa Park after the May 24, 2010 announcement of Blue Star Museums. Photo by Sandy Huffaker. After a long hiatus, the Blue Star Museum blog is back for a second summer of museum madness! If you...
Washington, DC On Wednesday, Rocco Landesman delivered the prestigious Blashfield Address at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. The speech, which has been given in the past by luminaries such as John Updike, Robert Frost, Helen Keller, and Louise Glück, commemorated the induction...
Washington, DC Between my trips to Tucson and New York, I took some personal time for my first ever visit to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Hope to definitely make this a habit! It’s been a busy couple of weeks of traveling. I started off in Chicago for a few days, first with the...
Chicago, Illinois Rocco with U.S. Department of Housing and Development Secretary Shaun Donovan at the National Mayors' Summit in Chicago. Photo by David Hathcox The setting said it all. Amidst the old world splendor of the Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom was a jaw-dropping array of computers,...
Washington, DC Here I am with Rip Rapson before our panel session in Detroit. Photo by Lynne Avadenka I recently visited Detroit for the Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience . This event features Kresge arts fellows, and it’s focused on Detroit, where I think they’re doing cutting-edge...
Seattle, Washington Typebars by Molly Ali via Flickr When the NEA asked me to contribute to the #SupplyDemand dialogue, I did a little research that uncovered a certain editorial from an edition of the Clayton High School Globe in St. Louis, Missouri, dated January 31, 1963. Here’s a short...
Washington, DC Here I am with Arts & Science Council President Scott Provancher during the panel discussion Charlotte: The Cultural Capital of the South at the Mint Museum Uptown at the Levine Center for the Arts. Photo courtesy of the Arts & Science Council Earlier this month, I had the...
Washington, DC Congressman Aaron Schock (l) presented me with this wonderful Art Works poster when I visited him on Capitol Hill last week. It's actually a collage made up of 2,700 photos submitted by local artists. The poster is now hanging in the Chairman's office at the NEA. Photo...
Providence, Rhode Island by Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (l-r) U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI); NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman; Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts; and Keith Stokes, Executive Director,...
Washington, DC 2008 rendering of the new campus for Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, the site of last week's #NewPlay Covening. Image courtesy Arena Stage Last week, as part of a new work convening at Arena Stage , I was able to finally spark a conversation that I have been...

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