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Washington, DC Here I am after the Arts and the Economy Roundtable with (l-r) John Maeda, Hoon Kim, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Photo courtesy of Office of Senator Whitehouse Rhode Island is a small state, but it?s totally an arts state. You know, I would say, per capita, it?s the artiest state...
Washington, DC by Diane Ragsdale (originally posted February 7, 2011 on Jumper ) I’ve been following the responses to Rocco’s ‘decreasing supply‘ comment and his subsequent post on the NEA blog. Some believe that supply/demand is the wrong framework through which to look at the sector; some that...
Washington, DC A 1919 valentine from the Library of Congress' collection To celebrate Valentine's Day, we asked staff to share their favorite take on the "art" of love... Rebecca Gross One of my favorite long songs is Billy Joel's "For the Longest Time." No matter how down and out I may feel, that...
Washington, DC Image by Beth Schlenoff from 2008 event celebrating Abraham Lincoln and poetry Abraham Lincoln was a great admirer of poetry, and it's not surprising that during his lifetime---and especially after his 1865 assassination---that he inspired (and continues to inspire) the nation's...
Washington, DC In this week's Art Works podcast we're talking with playwright, actor, and activist Anna Deavere Smith. Smith came to national prominence with her one-woman show Fires in the Mirror , a play she composed from conversations with people who experienced or observed New York's 1991 Crown...
Washington, DC Jody Tableporter. Photo courtesy Harvard University Graduate School of Design For the past six years, the National Endowment for the Arts has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to sponsor the Governors’ Institute on Community Design . The Governors’ Institute conducts...
Washington, DC The Carolina Chocolate Drops---(l-r) Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, and Justin Robinson---performing with NEA Heritage Fellow Joe Thompson (second from right). Photo by Lissa Gotwals The Grammy-nominated Carolina Chocolate Drops are a bit of an anomaly. At the heart of their...
Austin, Texas by Kirk Lynn, Co-Producing Artistic Director, Rude Mechanicals Paul Soileau in a scene from the workshop production of Rude Mechanicals' I've Never Been So Happy , one of the plays featured at Arena Stage's #NewPlay Festival. Photo by Stephen Pruitt, courtesy of Rude Mechs Chairman...
Washington, DC Maytime (1923), to be preserved with contributed matching funds raised for the Save America's Treasures grant. Image courtesy of the National Film Preservation Foundation. Imagine an entire chapter of lost American history, rediscovered overnight. That's what happened when it was...
Washington, DC Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series , "Panel 1?During World War I, there was a great migration North by Southern African Americans." Image courtesy of Phillips Collection The Great Migration is a milestone in United States history: the movement of about two million African Americans...

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