Visual Arts

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 Cover of the catalog, with a reproduction of Red Cascade by Pat Steir
When one thinks of legendary art collectors, one thinks of billionaires in their lofty mansions or the carefree eccentric with easy access to cash. One doesn't usually think of a...
 Close-up of a mural, with two figures in the foreground with a cityscape in the background and the word Wrecked on a mid-height banner
Given the relative fragility of the medium, conservation practices are essential for protecting and preserving the visual art of the present and the past for future generations. Two NEA-funded organizations,...
 Two artists talking in a studio
Located just a few blocks from Chicago's famous lakeshore, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is a world-renowned teaching facility for the visual, museum, and literary arts...
 Two magazine covers. Art papers has a picture of a twoheaded sheep in a rugged landscape.. Sculpture has a photo of a large sculpture of a hand
When Sylvie Fortin and Glenn Harper cross paths at art openings, they have plenty to talk about. As editors of two leading nonprofit visual arts magazines, they share a vision...
 Artist from the side, arm outstretched, working on painting
"Artist residency" usually implies a retreat from public life, allowing an artist to focus exclusively on making work. Charlotte, North Carolina's McColl Arts Center, however, takes a different view. Approximately...
 Staff member squatting to work on the lower part of a large painting of a young boys carrying a bucket of water down a dirt path
The United States has a long tradition of federal support for the visual arts, from the 14th Congress's 1817 commission of four murals by John Trumbull for the Capitol Rotunda...
 Photo of Robert Frankel
From its earliest days the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) sought to assist museums and visual arts organizations reach new audiences. The NEA helped them discover the most effective...
 The artist at work in her studio
Sculptor Sheri Simons was a U.S./Japan Creative Artists’ Program fellow for six months in 2006. Simons heard about the fellowship during graduate school, when she was an assistant to an...
At the request of Congress, the NEA has partnered with the Architect of the Capitol and the Joint Committee on the Library for a competition to design a sculpture of...
Two older people, a man and a woman are seated at a table having supper. At the center there is a fireplace, at the left a small cupboard ans a window. The man is dressed in black and has a long white beard, the woman is has a long dress and wears a heads
Creased canvases, cracked paint, warped frames, and discolored mats were just some of the problems conservators faced as they delved into a treasure trove of art long hidden from public...

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