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Ellen Dissanayake holding a carved Nokwe figure from the Kwoma people of Papua New Guinea's Sepik River area. Photo by Ingrid Barrentine. NEA Research Note #102 presents encouraging findings about the cultural and financial value of the performing arts in the U.S. in 2007. Considering the...
Washington, DC An informal photograph of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, snapped during lunch at Kahlo's house. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, 1941 / Emmy Lou Packard, photographer . Emmy Lou Packard papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian?s Archives of American...
Washington, DC In this week’s Art Works podcast , we talked with Linda Murray, artistic director and co-founder of Solas Nua, about the many activities of her organization and about contemporary Irish culture. In this excerpt, Murray explains why Irish Book Day is one of her favorite events [1:24...
Tamejavi is not a word you will find in any English dictionary—or for that matter, a dictionary in any language—but it is a word full of meaning for many in...
"When I started working in 1997 as a reference librarian, we were known as the armpit of the area’s library system,” said Steve Bertrand, director of the public library in...
Washington, DC Artistic Director Molly Smith chose the Rodger's and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma to open the recently-renovated Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Molly Smith is a recent convert to American musicals, and like many converts, she's now a passionate believer...
Washington, DC November 9, 2010 James Franco's photograph Houses , 2008, was part of the June 2010 exhibition The Dangerous Book Four Boys at AIR's Clocktower Gallery in Manhattan. Photo courtesy of Marianne Spurr/AIR, Art International Radio and the Clocktower Gallery James Franco has been...
Washington, DC By Sarah Sullivan, Senior Research Program Analyst Julieta Venegas performing at SummerStage in Central Park, New York City. Photo by Jack Vartoogian(c)/FrontRowPhoto The NEA recently released a report on outdoor arts festivals in the U.S. The three-volume report, Live from Your...
New York Mills, Minnesota All photos courtesy New York Mills Regional Cultural Center The summer puppet festival celebrates the region's Finnish heritage. Located in west central Minnesota's lake country, the town of New York Mills has been dubbed "one of the top five culturally cool...
Washington, DC Hays Holladay (left) and his older brother Ryan collectively form the duo Bluebrain. Photo by NEA staff Brothers Ryan and Hays Holladay, who collectively form the musical duo Bluebrain , grew up in Arlington, Virginia. After stints in New York and Seattle, the brothers returned to DC...

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