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You've probably figured out by now that we're huge fans of reading. Not only is it fun to do, but as reported here , it has lasting, concrete benefits to our lives in general. Still don't believe us? Here are seven more reasons to love reading. Some of us read rapaciously and with mysterious...
"Not every mind or body will experience art the same way. But every mind and body is entitled to the experience." When the milestone Americans with Disabilities Act was passed on July 26, 1990, individuals with disabilities were guaranteed equal access to social realms that most of us take for...
With Blue Star Museums officially underway, and the Big Read winding down for summer, it’s time for a special blog post combo. What better way to help get your kids excited for a museum visit than through a book? Below are five books that will get children museum-ready, whether it means...
Playwright Katori Hall talks about her theater career and how she became a playwright because "I have to carry that baton forward and write us into existence because if I don't who else will?"
When we think of good design, we might think of pleasing aesthetics or functional utility. Rarely, however, do we associate design with civil rights. And yet for someone in a wheelchair, “the courthouse steps meant that you weren't equal in the halls of justice. The school steps—you couldn't really...
As we get ready for Memorial Day, we thought we’d take a look at patriotism through a poet’s eyes; namely, Walt Whitman’s. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Whitman was living and writing in Brooklyn, New York. But in 1862, he headed south after reading in the New York Herald that his brother,...
Let's face it--one of the hallmarks of youth is the unassailable, absolute certainty that one knows absolutely everything. But, in truth, while age may bring wrinkles and gray hair and the absolutely certainty that we don't actually know everything, age also brings wisdom. In that spirit, we offer...
Let's hear it for another year of Blue Star Museums!
We know a lady never tells her age, but we can't help it--we're excited to be turning 50 this September! And how do we plan to celebrate? By sharing your stories of how the arts have impacted and made a difference in your lives. Whether you want to send us photos, make a video, sing a song, or...
NEA Chair Jane Chu on art in our everydaylives.

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