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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...
Washington, DC ARTSREVIEW: Portrait of the Artist, 1987. Cover: Detail from Sandra II by Alex Katz, 1986 Today we’re celebrating National Women’s History month with a look at notable woman Ingrid Sischy, editor of Art Forum for most of the 1980s. In 1987, the NEA asked Sischy to contribute to an...
Washington, DC In this week’s Art Works podcast , National Book Critics Circle Award winner Jennifer Egan talks about her wildly imaginative novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad . The book is comprised of interlocking stories told in non-linear narratives that stylistically range from tragedy to...
Washington, DC Lightbulb Macro by Katarzyna Matylla via Flickr In this fourth blog post on the NEA/National Science Foundation conference, Symbiotic Art and Science, Dr. Patrick Hogan discusses the relationship of creativity to collaborations between scientists and artists. Hogan’s areas of...
New York, New York Ian David Moss. Photo by Dianne Debicella I’'ve been waiting for a while to respond to the controversy that erupted after Rocco Landesman’s comments on #supplydemand in the arts at Arena Stage in January. (Createquity’s previous coverage, provided by Aaron Andersen, is here...
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 Text and photos by Rebecca Gross One of the great things about working at the National Endowment for the Arts is that our offices are just a few blocks away from world-class museums like the National Portrait Gallery, Museum of American Art, and the Hirshhorn. I’ve found that art...
Washington, DC In this week’s Art Works podcast , we talked with Linda Murray, artistic director and co-founder of Solas Nua, about the many activities of her organization and about contemporary Irish culture. In this excerpt, Murray explains why Irish Book Day is one of her favorite events [1:24...
St. Paul, Minnesota Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster Steven Copes, Associate Concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini, and Principal Cellist Ronald Thomas performing at SPCO Center in Saint Paul. Photo by Rat Race I thought it would be interesting to write here about the efforts we have made...
Washington, DC Illustration of some of the thinking tools that artists and scientists share, derived from autobiographical material and interviews with highly creative scientists and artists, from the book Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World¹s Most Creative People by...

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