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NEA Panel Chooses Design for Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
January 1, 1981
In November of 1980, the Council for the Arts approves a funding request from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to support a competition to select the design team for the...
Milt Hinton: NEA Jazz Master and Master Photographer of Jazz
May 1, 1977
In 1977, Jazz bassist Milt Hinton received a music fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; sixteen years later, the Arts Endowment again honored Hinton, this time as an...
Thomas Hart Benton's Final Gift
January 1, 1975
Artist Thomas Hart Benton was reviewing his completed work illustrating the origins of country music when he died of heart failure on January 19, 1975. The colorful six-by-ten foot mural...
Facing It: Iconic Artist Chuck Close receives a Visual Arts Fellowship
January 1, 1973
Born in Washington in 1940, Charles Thomas Close -- he professionally became Chuck thanks to a misunderstanding with a reporter -- knew he wanted to be an artist from the...