Visual Arts

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Jane Chu

Photo by Strauss Peyton Studios

Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

NEA Chairman Jane Chu talks about her ideas for the agency and the place of the arts in her own life.

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Detail from Jacob Larence painting of a soldier

Jacob Lawrence (1917‑2000).   War Series: Victory, 1947.
Tempera on composition board, 20 1/4 x 16 3/16in. (51.4 x 41.1 cm).
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Neuberger  51.19
© 2014 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), N.Y.

This Memorial Day Weekend, conversations about Blue Star Museums and the healing power of art, Jacob Lawrences's War Series, and a poem by veteran Lynn Hill.

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Ralph Fasanella

Photo courtesy Estate of Ralph Fasanella

An artist of, by, and for the people

Blue-collar worker and union organizer Ralph Fasanella would have been 100 this week.  His paintings of urban working class people struggling and thriving continue to live on.

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Ellsworth Kelly

Photo by Jack Shear

Artist and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

Ellsworth Kelly: the gloriousness of color and form.

 

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Veronica Castillo

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Clay Artist, 2013 National Heritage Fellow

In Translation: Verónica Castillo expands a traditional Mexican art form, the Tree of Life, to express the need for social justice in the 21st century.

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Katie Texas

Photo by Terrance McNally

Rutabaga Queen and ACE Pilot Kati Texas

Kati Texas takes us behind the scenes of the Kinetic Sculpture Race, Grand Championship where art and science go to play. [28:10]

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Jennie C. Jones

Photo by David A. Brown

Artist

The winner of the 2012 Joyce Wein Artist Prize discusses the relationship in her work between visual art and sonic art. [26:26]

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Nick Cave

Photo by Matias Roskos

Artist

Nick Cave, chosen to participate in the U.S. State Department's Arts-in-Embassies program, talks about his Sound Suits, a unique blend of sculpture, fashion, and dance. [26:13]

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William Wegman

Photo courtesy of William Wegman

Visual Artist

You may know him as the guy who takes surreal pictures of his Weimaraners; but that's just one strand of William Wegman's long and varied career. [28:55]

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Melissa Walker

Photo courtesy of NICoE

Art Therapist, NICoE

Melissa Walker discusses healing wounded service members through art at Walter Reed. [25:44]

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