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NEA Administers Historic Design Competition
May 28, 2008
At the request of Congress, the NEA has partnered with the Architect of the Capitol and the Joint Committee on the Library for a competition to design a sculpture of...
The First Mayors' Institute on City Design Convenes
October 23, 1986
In January 1985, Mayor Joseph Riley of Charleston, South Carolina wrote a letter to Jaquelin Robertson, the University of Virginia's Chair of Architecture, suggesting that an Institute be created, in...
NEA Panel Chooses Design for Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
January 1, 1981
In November of 1980, the Council for the Arts approves a funding request from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to support a competition to select the design team for the...
The NEA Finds and Fights for a Home of its Own
January 1, 1974
"I was looking out [Nancy Hanks's] window, and I saw two old buildings. One was the Pinkham building, which is now the American Museum of Architecture; the other was the...
Setting the Standard: The NEA Initiates the Federal Design Improvement Program
January 1, 1972
"I believe that we all can find that the arts have a great deal more to contribute to what we in government are seeking to accomplish -- and that this...
Westbeth: At Home in the Arts
July 1, 1968
When Bell Laboratories put its building at West and Bethune Streets in New York's Greenwich Village up for sale in 1966, the building already had a storied past. It had...
Initial Public Art Project Becomes a Landmark
May 1, 1967
Stamped on everything from the city's letterhead to its garbage trucks, Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse is much more than a landmark. It's the ubiquitous symbol of Grand Rapids, Michigan...