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NEA Arts: “The Art of Giving Back: The Blue Star Museums Initiative”

August 10, 2012 Helen Blake, daughter of a Marine Corps aviator, marvels at a crystal during a 2011 visit to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado, a participating Blue Star Museum. Photo by Molly Blake “I think we truly are creating an enormous generation of museum-goers from this, and I […]

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The Soul of America: The Arts and the Military

August 6, 2012 About the cover: Lance Corporal Nicholas G. Ciccone by Michael D. Fay, a portrait drawn during their duty in Afghanistan. Ciccone committed suicide in 2003. Courtesy of the Art Collection, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia This week on Art Works we’re featuring stories from the latest edition of NEA […]

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Art Works Podcast: Ron Capps

July 26, 2012 By Josephine Reed Ron Capps leads a workshop for the Veterans Writing Project, which he founded in 2011. Photo by Jacqueline M. Hames, Soldiers magazine This week, as we prepare for the upcoming special issue of NEA Arts which looks at the arts and the military, the podcast features a conversation with […]

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Welcome to Our Town 2012

July 12, 2012 by Jason Schupbach, NEA Director of Design Alaska Arts Southeast, which runs the acclaimed Sitka Fine Arts Camp each summer, received a 2011 Our Town grant to support the Sitka Festival of the Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences. Photo by Jayleen Beedle Today we announced the second round of Our Town grantees! I’m […]

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Welcome Back, Blue Star Museums!

May 25, 2012 By Rebecca Gross From Charleston to New York City, Rocco was up and down the east coast this week celebrating the launch of Blue Star Museums. Now in its third year, the program honors active duty service members and their families by offering free admission to over 1,600 participating museums between Memorial […]

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Art Works Podcast: Melissa Walker

May 24, 2012 By Josephine Reed Artwork by a service member participating in the NICoE’s Healing Arts Program. Image courtesy of NICoE In this week’s podcast, art therapist Melissa Walker takes us through the Healing Arts program at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. NICoE is a […]

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Chatting with the Champ

May 22, 2012 by Kristen Dupard, 2012 Poetry Out Loud National Champion 2012 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Kristen Dupard recites during the Poetry Out Loud National Finals on May 15, 2012. Photo by James Kegley Kristen Dupard has had quite a busy May! Not only did she go stanza a stanza—so to speak—with 52 […]

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Postcard from North Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia (Part One)

May 17, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am in Greensboro with Linda Carlisle, Jim Gallucci of Jim Gallucci Sculptor Ltd. who designed the gates for the project, Scott Richardson of Light Designs Form who was the lighting designer for the project, and Chuck Cornelio President of Retirement Services for Lincoln Financial Group. You can […]

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Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art

April 6, 2012 By Liz Holland, Program Analyst, NEA Research & Analysis feelings are facts by Flickr user Wrote Recently, I attended one of the workshops associated with the roll-out of a new book, Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art. The book includes results of “intrinsic impact” research commissioned by Theatre […]

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Postcard from California and Arizona, Part Two

Rocco Landesman and crew

March 9, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am in Ajo with the International Sonoran Desert Alliance staff who are working to restore Ajo’s town plaza. And now, here’s the scoop on the second part of my California and Arizona trip. After Los Angeles, it was on to Phoenix. There, of course, our host was […]

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