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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...
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 May 18, 2011 Unread Book Project by Arthur Huang. Photo courtesy of the artist "At points of intersection, I think that art can expand science and vice versa to help push both fields forward."---Arthur Huang Arthur Huang doesn't see the arts and the sciences as an...
Washington, DC Miles and Sonny by Wilson McLean. Oil on linen. Even the most casual of listeners would be able to identify jazz if they heard it. But would you know it if you saw it? For painter Wilson McLean , visually conveying the spirit, history, and personalities of the music are central...
Washington, DC Reach by Lorna Jordan was a public project of the Washington State Arts Commission in cooperation with Edmonds Community College. Photo by Lorna Jordan Studio In 1986, the Arts Endowment was celebrating its 20th birthday. The winter edition of Arts Review featured an interview with...
Washington, DC ARTSREVIEW: Portrait of the Artist, 1987. Cover: Detail from Sandra II by Alex Katz, 1986 Today we’re celebrating National Women’s History month with a look at notable woman Ingrid Sischy, editor of Art Forum for most of the 1980s. In 1987, the NEA asked Sischy to contribute to an...
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...
Washington, DC Dr. Bevil Conway with his artwork Globe . Photo by Joanne Rathe In our second guest post on the NEA/National Science Foundation conference, Symbiotic Art and Science, Dr. Bevil Conway writes about the creative processes for artists and scientists. As a neuroscientist, Conway...
Large colorful painting of a mother on a quilted bed holding a small child in her lap. They stare straight at the viewer
All photos courtesy of the artists Sedrick Huckaby's large-scale paintings draw inspiration from family history and African-American roots. A 2008 Guggenheim Fellow, his works are in the collections of the...
Sculpture with shapes extending from windows up high on the wall to the floor
All photos courtesy of Lead Pencil Studio Things you expect to see at a border crossing: fences, contraband-sniffing dogs, stern warnings. Things you don't expect to see: a 30-foot-tall, 50-foot-wide,...

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