Art Works Blog

We dip into archives to revisit the reasons why it's important to take kids to art museums.
An interview with the highly inventive musical duo Chargaux.
We couldn't pick just one Notable Quotable from poet/playwright Claudia Rankine so here are a few.
Hear more from Azar Nafisi in this Art Works podcast . Visit the NEA stage at the National Book Festival on Saturday, September 5 to hear from Nafisi live as part of the panel "Why Literature Matters: A Conversation about the Importance of the Imagination” with Jane Hirshfield and Jeff Brown.
It’s not unusual for a child to feel wary of museums, which often come with jostling crowds, new visual or multimedia experiences, and expectations of best behavior—no touching, no running, and inside voices only. For a child with special needs however, this can all compound into a positively...
A crowd-sourced post from our Facebook fans about their favorite fictional women.
Artists have always been inspired by the female form. But it doesn’t take an artistic eye to be inspired by the movements and choreography featured in our YouTube Playlist, “ In Performance with Female Dancers & Choreographers. ” The dancers or dance companies featured in these videos have all...
When we spoke last week, theater artist Rhodessa Jones said that a great social worker is like a great artist who chooses humanity as their medium. But Jones is also proof that the reverse is true. Using playwriting, acting, and directing, she has created her own brand of social work designed to...
Dancer Gabrielle Lamb talks about breaking out of the corps de ballet to follow her dream of being a choreographer.
We head south to visit with one of Alabama's Blue Star Museums--the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

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