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March 1, 2010 Washington, DC One of the key components of an Art Works visit is the public roundtable discussion with community leaders. These sessions explore cross-sector issues central to that locale's arts and cultural development. Back on February 1st, as part of his Art Works trip to Miami,...
February 5, 2010 Washington, DC The NEA is interested in seeing how the phrase "Art Works" resonates with the American public, and so we announced that we are seeking an image that captures all three of its meanings. Since we believe that art works for everyone, this is meant as an opportunity to...
February 2, 2010 Miami, Florida Rocco received a warm welcome (pun intended) yesterday as he and NEA Senior Deputy Chair Joan Shigekawa toured Miami, the fifth stop on the national Art Works tour. Focusing on Miami's thriving design culture, stops included the city's renowned Design and...
January 27, 2010 Washington, DC Enlarge image This coming Monday, February 1, Rocco will leave behind the monumental architecture of the nation's capital to immerse himself in the pioneering design world of Miami. Over the course of his day-long visit the NEA Chairman will visit some of the...
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...
A man in shorts stands barefoot within the perimeter of a water fountain. He holds a child in his arms. In the background a green area with trees is visible and the water line beyond.
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...
A young woman dressed in black is reflected on the polished surface of the memorial
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...
Vintage drawing of the Old Post Office Building
"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...
Architectural detail showing a large window with inscriptions set on the glass which cast their shadows on an opposite wall.
"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...
Black and white photograph of a building about 12 stories high.
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...

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