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September 2012

Washington, DC - Blue Star Museums closed out its third year with more than 1,800 museums offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a national partnership among Blue Star Families, the...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 1996 NEA National Heritage Fellow Obo Addy. Born in Ghana, Addy was an extraordinary drummer, equally adept at performing in traditional and contemporary styles...
WASHINGTON, DC -- How do you measure how art works -- on people, on communities, or on society? It's a broad question, and the National Endowment for the Arts offers an ambitious plan to "map" the arts to better understand and measure this complex, dynamic system...
Washington, D.C. - At this year's National Book Festival , many of the poets and writers at the Poetry & Prose Pavilion will celebrate their roles as NEA Literature Fellows, one of the nation's most prestigious competitive awards for new and established authors. The...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 12-13, 2012, as part of his Art Works tour. Landesman will learn more about Chattanooga's creative placemaking efforts and participate in the Arts Education Partnership's (AEP)...
Washington, D.C. – At its heart, the folk and traditional arts are rooted in the cultural practices of a particular community, whether it's Texas's Tejano music, the boatbuilding traditions of coastal Massachusetts, or the gospel music of Tidewater Virginia. On Thursday, October...

August 2012

"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 2012 NEA Jazz Master Von Freeman. An extraordinary saxophonist with a sound all his own, Von Freeman's contributions to jazz -- and specifically Chicago's...
Saturday, August 25, 3-4 pm, at Storm King Art Center WHAT Storm King Art Center presents a panel discussion about creative place-making with National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman and artists Eve Biddle, Mark di Suvero, and Lily Yeh. The artists will...

July 2012

Washington, DC -- The task of the literary translator is a formidable one: to take one narrative written in a particular tongue in a particular country and make it not only accessible but familiar. To support the art of literary translation, the National Endowment for the Arts (...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of quilter Mozell Benson, recipient of a 2001 NEA National Heritage Fellowship. One only needs to look at the extraordinary quilts that Mozell produced during her...

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