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Did you know…? (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. edition)

January 16, 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr., 1964. Photo by Dick DeMarsico for World Telegram Did you know that the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) has more than three dozen portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in its collection, including a 1970 collage by Robert Rauschenberg and several photographs by Benedict J. Fernandez? The museum’s […]

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Happy Holidays from the NEA

December 23, 2011 Photo courtesy of flickr user Trishhhh Happy holidays from the NEA! Our social media will be on hiatus through the New Year, but we’ll be back up and running on January 3, 2012. We hope your holidays are filled with merriness, …

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Commemorating World AIDS Day

December 1, 2011 By Rebecca Gross AIDS Quilt in front of White House, courtesy of flickr user schacon On World AIDS Day, which coincides with A Day With(out) Art, it is easy to mourn not only the artists we lost to AIDS, but the potential art they might have created had they lived. But instead […]

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National Arts and Humanities Month Wrap-Up

October 31, 2011 by Paulette Beete Dance Theatre of Tennessee took part in a Swan Lake Pop-Up as part of Artober Nashville. Photo by Rebecca Berrios Throughout the month of October we have asked the public to nominate arts organizations for a spotlight feature on our Facebook page. Nominated organizations have ranged from local arts […]

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Embracing the Velocity of Change

October 13, 2011 by Mike Henry, CEO, Paragon Media Strategies Mike Henry. Photo courtesy of Mr. Henry I’ve spent the last two days attending the Grantmakers in the Arts conference in San Francisco. These are the largest and most giving foundations in support of the arts. Unlike radio’s myopic focus on 25-54 adults, foundations tend […]

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We want YOU to help US celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month!

September 27, 2011 Former NBA player Desmond Mason—a working visual artist—showed his support for Allied Arts of Oklahoma City by donating an artwork he created live during the organization’s 2011 POP! ARTini fundraiser. Photo by Bryan Cook “Politicians don’t bring people together. Artists do.” — Richard M. Daley, former mayor of Chicago Nominate an arts […]

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Inside the NEA: Getting to Know Daniel Lurie

September 26, 2011 by Paulette Beete “Self-Portrait at My New Desk” by Daniel Lurie Earlier this month we welcomed Daniel Lurie to the NEA as our new Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Partnerships. As you’ll learn in the interview below, Dan comes from a family that firmly believes in the interrelationship of arts and […]

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What was your earliest experience with the arts?

June 21, 2011 Washington, DC Edited by Paulette Beete Denise Brandenburg of our Arts Education division as a four-year-old budding ballerina. Photo courtesy of Ms. Brandenburg. You may have noticed in recent Art Talks, that we’ve asked our interviewees to share their earliest experiences with the arts. It seemed only fair that we pose the […]

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Postcard from New York, New England, and San Diego

June 2, 2011 Washington, DC By Rocco Landesman Rocco as Pharaoh in the “Discover Egypt” section of the San Diego Museum of Man. I started my recent whirlwind trip at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, where I delivered the Blashfield Address. I think it went very well. I was eager to […]

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The Artist and Social Transformation

May 10, 2011 Washington, DC by Edward Norton, Member, President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Edward Norton speaking on the artist and social transformation at Fresh Angle: A Ford Forum on the Arts. Photo courtesy of the Ford Foundation As we witness the tumultuous change sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa, […]

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