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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...
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...

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