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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...
Washington, DC Detail from "Rose in a Battleship," a screen print created for Diesel's fall 2007 line of women's watches and jewelry. As a cartoonist and graphic novelist, Paul Pope’s illustrations jump off the page with a distinctly edgy, modern aesthetic. He has published...
Washington, DC Dr. Bevil Conway with his artwork Globe . Photo by Joanne Rathe In our second guest post on the NEA/National Science Foundation conference, Symbiotic Art and Science, Dr. Bevil Conway writes about the creative processes for artists and scientists. As a neuroscientist, Conway...
Washington, DC This week’s Art Works podcast is a conversation with Valerie Boyd, author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston . And what a life Hurston led! Brought up in the black township of Eatonville, Florida, Zora Neale Hurston was creative, free-spirited, and a natural born...
Shreveport, Louisiana by Pam Atchison, Executive Director, Shreveport Regional Arts Council Once In A Millennium , a public art project created by the community working with nationally known muralist Meg Salisman in 2000. Image courtesy of Shreveport Regional Arts Council The arts are a vibrant...
Washington, DC Playwright Edward Albee. On March 12, playwright Edward Albee will celebrate his 83rd birthday. The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and 1996 National Medal of Arts recipient is known as a brilliant wordsmith whose plays ring with witty and biting dialogue. Albee is an iconoclast...
Washington, DC Congressman Aaron Schock (l) presented me with this wonderful Art Works poster when I visited him on Capitol Hill last week. It's actually a collage made up of 2,700 photos submitted by local artists. The poster is now hanging in the Chairman's office at the NEA. Photo...

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