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Washington, DC [aslideshow play=true playframe=false panel=false height=650 width=450 imgresize=true effect=fade style="background-color: #000;"] First Steps by Mitchell Jamieson, 1963 [/aslideshow] If you've been following our recent blog posts , you'll know that the NEA loves to...
St. Louis, Missouri Katherine Dunham is a legend in the world of modern dance. A pioneer in integrating African and Caribbean dance movements into her choreography, Dunham was inspired by the fieldwork she conducted as an anthropologist, studying African ritual dance in Jamaica, Trinidad,...
New York, New York Thelma Golden. Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Thelma Golden has been at the Studio Museum in Harlem since the turn of the millenium, first as the deputy director for exhibits and programs, and, since 2005, as the museum's director and chief curator. For Golden---who also...
Washington, DC Military families enjoy artwork at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego’s Balboa Park after the May 24, 2010 announcement of Blue Star Museums. Photo by Sandy Huffaker. After a long hiatus, the Blue Star Museum blog is back for a second summer of museum madness! If you...
Washington, DC Text and photos by Rebecca Gross One of the great things about working at the National Endowment for the Arts is that our offices are just a few blocks away from world-class museums like the National Portrait Gallery, Museum of American Art, and the Hirshhorn. I’ve found that art...
Building across a lake
In the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art sits on the campus of Salisbury University. A small museum, opened in 1975, the Ward Museum nonetheless...
Washington, DC Gullah community members take part in a "ring shout" in Georgia, circa 1930. Photo courtesy of the Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution The Anacostia Community Museum may be located in Southeast Washington, D.C., but the communities it explores stretch far...
Washington, DC As you can see from our latest issue of NEA Arts , arts and community is very much a topic of conversation at the NEA. I think the theme for my last few outings has been musicians, museums, and mayors. I hope you all saw our coverage of the NEA Jazz Masters events at Jazz at Lincoln...
Dallas, Texas Dallas Museum of Art hosts a "Late Night" at the museum---staying open till midnight---the third Friday of each month. Visitors participate in activities such as team competitions to design creations inspired by works of art in the museum’s collection, such as Francis...
Close-up photo of Fed Joiner
Fred Joiner, a poet and visual artist, has called DC’s Anacostia neighborhood home for the past six years. We asked Joiner to give us his take on working and living...

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