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urban revitalization

April 7, 2010 Washington, DC As has been noted earlier on the Art Works blog, among Chairman Landesman?s tour stops was the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia on March 2. Site visits, meetings, and public forums filled the day and introduced Rocco to the impressive work of the artists and arts...
March 25, 2010 Washington, DC It was great to hear from Jeff Daniels about the Purple Rose Theatre and also to get to see first-hand the transformative effect it's had on Chelsea. (Photo by Elayne Gross) I?ve just returned from a trip to Michigan, which started in Chelsea. Chelsea is a small...
March 19, 2010 San Diego & Los Angeles, CA According to Rocco, his nearly week-long visit to California has been ?educational, informational, and incredibly informative.? We caught up with the Chairman yesterday for a few moments as he was leaving a panel on San Francisco?s urban revitalization...
March 15, 2010 San Diego, CA Ian Campbell. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Opera Ian Campbell, general and artistic director of the San Diego Opera, has a dream: that one day soon, the city of San Diego will have an art center downtown. Campbell spoke with NEA?s Josephine Reed about the importance...
March 10, 2010 Washington, DC Art Basel Miami is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Miami?s vibrant contemporary art scene. The Miami Design District, a collection of more than 130 art galleries, design firms, and showrooms, is giving tourists a reason to drive over the causeway from Miami...
March 5, 2010 Washington, DC Nick Spitzer, host of the public radio program American Routes , lived in Philadelphia in the early 1970s as an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania. He talked with the NEA's Josephine Reed about how Philadelphia?s arts and culture have evolved over the years. [...
February 26, 2010 Washington, DC What do gardens, Puerto Rican cuisine, and mask-making have in common? The Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP) in lower North Philadelphia tapped into all three in imaginative ways to transform their formally derelict neighborhood into a place of beauty, joy,...
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 8, 2010 New York, NY In his remarks opening the plenary session of the 2010 Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference, Chairman Rocco Landesman focused on conference theme of "Risk. Opportunity. Now." Afterwards, he was joined by MacArthur Foundation "Genius"...
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman decided to steer the Art Works Tour to a more immediate community this week: his new backyard of Washington DC. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCAH) hosted an Art Works roundtable discussion with the Chairman at Busboys and Poets, a popular DC gathering...

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