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Washington, DC In honor of our new YouTube channel , we've got a "definitive" vlog from NEA Director of Design Jason Schupbach. [flv: http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/JS-creative-economy.mp4 450 273]...
Washington, DC Shakespeare might have been born in April, but summer's certainly his season judging by the many plein air presentations of the Bard that pop up in the warm weather months. I still remember seeing Michelle Pfeiffer and Jeff Goldblum in a Shakespeare in the Park production of...
Washington, DC Richard Bausch presenting an Operation Homecoming workshop at Fort Drum in Watertown, New York. Photo by Betty Doherty, US Army MWR A signature component of Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience was the creative writing workshops---led by authors such as Marilyn Nelson...
[flv: http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/Merce-Split.flv 450 253] An excerpt from Split/Sides , a 2003 piece by choreographer Merce Cunningham, courtesy of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. It's far from hyperbole to say that the late Merce Cunningham completely changed the face of modern...
Last Friday on the blog, Folk and Traditional Director Barry Bergey reported back on a UNESCO exhibit celebrating U.S. and Flemish tradition-bearers. Here's a video look at Recognizing Our Cultural Heritage: An American and Flemish Dialogue . Video of aH4g2sKbnz8 Film by Documentary Arts...
Rocco greets NCA member Terry Teachout before the start of the public session of the 169th meeting of the National Council on the Arts. Photo by Kathy Plowitz-Worden Friday was a bit of a gloomy day here in Washington, DC, but things were pretty lively inside the Old Post Office where the National...
March 15, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Portrait by John Sherffius Rocco brings his California Art Works tour to Los Angeles today, which is also home to one of our favorite authors, Ray Bradbury. Bradbury's visionary novel, Fahrenheit 451 , was one of the first books chosen for the NEA initiative, The...
January 13, 2010 Washington, DC Wrapping up an extraordinary week of conversations and celebrations of jazz and the NEA Jazz Masters, we have two more essential items for you: Brief video tributes introducing each new Jazz Master were aired last night at the awards celebration and concert...
January 10, 2010 New York, NY Two more sessions focusing on jazz at the Arts Presenters conference with NEA Jazz Masters playing a key role: Underway now and continuing to 10:45: "Got Jazz? A New Age of Audience Enlightenment." Led by Lawrence Simpson of the Berklee College of Music with...
December 16, 2009 Washington, DC As noted in an earlier post, Bess Lomax Hawes (1921-2009) was a fierce advocate for the folk & traditional arts, bringing a national focus to how *art works* at the local level. To cap off our celebration of the life and work of Ms. Hawes, we have posted two...

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