Media Arts

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Marian McPartland at her piano turned sideways and speaking into a radio microphone
In the technological age of the 21st century, media has a larger influence than ever before. From film to radio to television to DVDs and the Internet, the media people...
Portrait photo of Ted Libbey
Film, radio, and television -- the media arts -- have been a high priority at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) almost from the start of the agency. In...
People line up for tickets under the marquee of a theater which reads sundance Film Festival
Independent films - originally conceived as an alternative to Hollywood's big-budget blockbusters - are now so successful they've even been adopted by Tinseltown's major studios. In large part, moviegoers have...
A vivdly colored painting features a woman and three men seated around a table, while 7 men and one woman are arrayed in various attitudes--talking, eavesdropping, posing--behind them. All of the figures are portrayed in 1920s era clothing and the seated
In 1919, at the end of World War I, a group of New York City writers gathered at the Algonquin Hotel in midtown Manhattan for a lunchtime "roast" to celebrate...
This is a medium shot of Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. He is wearing a white-tie tuxedo. His arms are outstretched wide, and he holds a white handkerchief in his left hand.
On January 30, 1976, public television viewers nationwide had the best seats in the house at New York City's Lincoln Center as PBS broadcast the first episode of Live From...
: A closeup of writer Garrison Keillor.
"It was May in Minnesota and the ice was slowly receding into the woods. It was still cold. Some tulips who jumped the gun had to be rescued and some...
Balck and white still photograph of a young woman next to a potted plant.
In 1967, the U.S. film industry was more than 75 years old, and many groundbreaking films of early cinema were rapidly aging past the point of preservation. In response to...

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