Visual Arts

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If you live or work in Washington, DC, chances are you pass by at least one work of public art every day. It could be the mural that replaced graffiti...
Two dancers in the studio with right right arms and legs extended out to side
Like many others across the country, each morning Mary Bischoff wakes up between 6:30 and 6:45 am. Bischoff frets over what to wear to work, makes lunch, plays with her...
Installation made of a staircase with many small objects on the steps
Broadcast on PBS since 2001, Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First Century features intimate profiles of contemporary visual artists. To date, more than 7,399 airings on 459 PBS stations have featured artists...
 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...

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