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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,...
Washington, DC In this week’s Art Works podcast , National Heritage Fellow and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient, Mary Jackson talks about the art of sweetgrass basket weaving. Born in South Carolina’s coastal country, Mary Jackson literally learned basket weaving at her mother’s knee. As a child...
Washington, DC Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series , "Panel 1?During World War I, there was a great migration North by Southern African Americans." Image courtesy of Phillips Collection The Great Migration is a milestone in United States history: the movement of about two million African Americans...
Washington, DC A collection of cyanotype photographs was digitally reproduced and exhibited as a part of the NEA-supported conservation project, including "The Old Folks at Home," taken in 1900 by a photographer belonging to Hampton University's Camera Club. American colleges and universities are a...
New York, NY "Social Dress Buffalo" (installation view, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University) © Takashi Horisaki Working primarily in sculpture Japanese visual artist Takashi Horisaki has exhibited widely at venues including New York City's Socrates Sculpture Park and St. Louis's Kemper Art...
Dallas, Texas Dallas Museum of Art hosts a "Late Night" at the museum---staying open till midnight---the third Friday of each month. Visitors participate in activities such as team competitions to design creations inspired by works of art in the museum’s collection, such as Francis Guy's "Winter...
Washington, DC A photo from the "Afghanistan: Not the War Only" series by Monika Bulaj, a 2010 grant winner from the Aftermath Project. Photo courtesy of the Aftermath Project Imagine a media landscape where the consequences of a war?s aftermath are just as newsworthy as the conflict itself. The...
Washington, DC Frank Stella first made his name in the visual arts as one of the Abstract Expressionists. From there he broadened his approach, designing sets for choreographer Merce Cunningham and moving from painting into sculptures. Soon he was painting cars for BMW and creating large-scale...

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