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Six-Forty by Four-Eighty by Zigelbaum + Coelho, one of the participating artists in the Creators Project. Photo by Bryan Derballa
What do you get when you cross a big technology firm that builds processors, motherboards, and the other geegaws and doohickies that make our technology run with a youth-focused company...
Charles Ahovissi, founder of African Culture Connection (ACC), and ACC youth participant Victoria Beaugard accept a 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo by Steven E. Purcell When Charles Ahovissi emigrated from Benin, West Africa, to Omaha,...
When Bethlehem Steel shut operations in 1995, the plant that had once been Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's main architect of economy and identity suddenly became its greatest scourge. The city was left...
In this week's podcast, Clive Gillinson talks about the changes he helped bring to Carnegie Hall. In 2005, Gillinson came to Carnegie Hall from the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), where he had first been a cellist before moving to the position of managing director. Under his leadership, the...
In early 1941, with the U.S. on the verge of entering World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was busy preparing America's armed forces for the upcoming conflict. FDR was...
"‘Art Works’ and is, in my opinion, the most effective democratic egalitarian system we have in the world." ---Michael Orlove As Michael Orlove celebrates surviving his first week as the NEA's new director of presenting and artist communities, we thought it'd be a good...
A student leaps during a dance workshop in Clarksdale, Mississippi, held by Ailey II member Shirley Black Brown (seated). Photo by Panny Mayfield With a long history of poverty, poor education levels, and dismal health statistics, the Mississippi Delta region is accustomed to making do with meager...
When you work at the NEA, rummaging through old photo files feels like leafing through a scrapbook of the country’s artistic history. In honor of Black History Month, we’ve pulled together a few stunning examples of work done by African-American artists whom we’ve funded through...
This week's podcast is a lively conversation with Meredith Monk, who has been an innovative artistic force for over 45 years. Moving among the disciplines of voice, dance, theater, and film with fluidity and ease, Monk continues to enchant and surprise. “I work in between the cracks,...
Anna Tsouhlarakis. Photo courtesy of the artist Anna Tsouhlarakis. Photo courtesy of the artist Let's be clear about one thing: though Anna Tsouhlarakis is a Native artist, you won't find beadwork, feathers, or images of buffalo in her work. Instead, she explores themes of Native identity...

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