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What is it about Lego bricks that we find so alluring? Is it their blindingly cheerful colors? Their reminders of childhood? Or maybe it's that they give even the most...
We have been stationed in Tampa, Florida, for three years and finally made the trek to a museum we have been wanting to visit for just about as long. I...
Street art, much like a wild animal, is best seen in its natural habitat. No matter how many pictures of cuddly lion cubs we squeal over, nothing compares to spotting...
In the latest edition of NEA Arts , we look at select elements of the American art tradition that once struggled to find acceptance in the artistic mainstream. Many of...
It is almost time to wish America happy birthday. With Independence Day just around the corner, you can expect a series of American commemorations of all sizes and shapes. But...
Anyone who’s ever given a young child a gift knows that the present itself is often considered less exciting than the materials it came in. There’s bubble wrap to pop,...
Located in northwest Tucson, Arizona, Tohono Chul offers an immaculate desert oasis complete with tranquil seating, curated desert plants along meandering trails, and a quaint yet unpretentious bistro. It’s location...
For many parents, art museums often aren't the first places that come to mind as kid-friendly destinations. After all, there's no touching, no running, and no snacking allowed in the...
Every summer, I develop this fantasy of hopping in a red convertible, top down, wind streaming in my hair, as I drive across the country without a care in the...
Today, the NEA announced the 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellows, honoring those who have made significant contributions in the folk and traditional arts. Congratulations to our new class of honorees!...

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