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Washington, DC Margarita Barry. Photo by Kennette Lamar Detroit is often cited as a national symbol of fallen fortune: its shrinking population, poor economy, and high crime rates are continually used by media outlets as examples of what’s wrong with this country. But Margarita Barry wants...
Washington, DC Nebeleuse Nord America by Luc Viatour via Flickr This past Tuesday, 150 arts leaders from across the country were invited to the White House to hear from officials across the administration who are interested in making the arts a part of their agencies' everyday business. Peter...
Washington, DC This week?s podcast is a lively conversation with bassist Christian McBride, the new voice of the NEAs Jazz Moments. Although McBride?s own musical chops put him in the top tier of Jazz musicians, he often wanders outside that world. McBride has played R&B with Isaac Hayes and...
Washington, DC Reach by Lorna Jordan was a public project of the Washington State Arts Commission in cooperation with Edmonds Community College. Photo by Lorna Jordan Studio In 1986, the Arts Endowment was celebrating its 20th birthday. The winter edition of Arts Review featured an interview with...
Washington, DC Self-Portrait by Hopkinsii via Flickr In our final blog post on the recent NEA/National Science Foundation conference, Dr. Christopher Comer looks at why it is important to promote interaction between the arts and sciences. Comer?s current research concerns the design and evolution...
Washington, DC Times Square Fisheye , courtesy of Randy Le'Moine Photography via Flickr What draws young talent to a town or city? Going one step further, what attracts them to a particular zone or neighborhood? The answers, if known, would excite many a corporate recruiter. True, we may never...
Washington, DC It’s the most imitated logo design in history, and this week's podcast is a conversation with its designer, Milton Glaser. Glaser, who received the National Medal of Arts in 2009, remains immensely influential in education as well as design (he’s been teaching at the School of...
Chicago, Illinois Arnold Aprill (3rd from l) with fellow presenters on the Youth and the Arts panel at the NEA/NHS convening: (from l-r) Researcher James Catterall, Sarah Cunningham, NEA; and Jonathan Herman, National Guild for Community Arts Education. Photo courtesy of Chicago Arts Partnerships...
Troy, New York In our fifth blog post on the NEA/National Science Foundation conference, Symbiotic Art and Science, artist Kathy High discusses what artists gain from collaborating with scientists on projects. High teaches digital video production, history, and theory, and has been working in the...
New York, NY A production of En el Tiempo de las Mariposas , currently on stage at the Repertorio Español It is often said that art is a universal language. But what happens when that language gets lost in translation? For the almost 13 percent of New Yorkers who speak English “less than very well...

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