SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: NEA BIG READ STYLE

School is out for the summer and if you're scrambling to figure out what to do with your kids for the next few months, our NEA Big...

ILYA TOVBIS

The Washington Jewish Film Festival's director Ilya Tovbis wants to open doors to Jewish life around the world.

 
 
 

LIFE ACCORDING TO JASPER JOHNS

Perhaps no American artist is more associated with the U.S. flag than Pop Art icon Jasper Johns. Painter, sculptor, and printmaker,...

PROGRAM SOLICITATION: 2020 NEA JAZZ MASTERS TRIBUTE CONCERT AND ANCILLARY EVENTS

The NEA is seeking an organization to produce and coordinate a free, public Tribute Concert and ancillary events honoring the 2020...

 
 
 

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR TOMIE DEPAOLA

Born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934, Tomie dePaola is best known for his children's books. He received his BFA from Pratt Insitute...

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF NEA JAZZ MASTER LORRAINE GORDON

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Lorraine Gordon, owner of legendary New...

 
 
 

ART TALK WITH COMPOSER REENA ESMAIL

“I would say with anything, anywhere in the arts, I think it's important to find a tribe of people who truly knows enough about- or...

NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOWSHIPS: HOW TO MAKE A NOMINATION

On June 7, 2018, Folk & Traditional Arts staff gave an overview of the National Heritage Fellowships program, including a walk-through...

 
 
 

THE ARTS AS A FORCE FOR RURAL BUSINESS INNOVATION

Research from the NEA, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, shows that measurably innovative firms tend to cluster...

KIRAN SINGH SIRAH

The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee: Creating community one story at a time

 
 
 

RAMIN BAHRANI ON FAHRENHEIT 451

RAMIN BAHRANI ON ADAPTING AND DIRECTING FAHRENHEIT 451

With director Ramin Bahrani's fifth film comes something different. Instead of writing an original story or screenplay, he took on...

 
 
 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF CLARENCE FOUNTAIN

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of gospel singer Clarence Fountain, recipient...

TAKING NOTE: POETRY READING IS UP-FEDERAL SURVEY RESULTS

In recent months, I've come across various news articles and at least one press release declaring that social media has contributed...

 
 
 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: VISUAL ARTIST DENNIS OSADEBE

"I would love my work to leave you feeling like you can be a better version of yourself because art is what your own possibilities...

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 NEA BIG READ GRANTS

Washington, DC-The National Endowment for the Arts will bring communities across the country together over the next year to read, celebrate,...

 
 
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW NEA BIG READ GRANTEES!

Today we announced 79 NEA Big Read grants totaling more than $1 million to organizations to host projects between September 2018 and...

FLASHBACKFRIDAY: SUSAN FISHER STERLING OF NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS ON RECOGNIZING AND PROMOTING WOMEN ARTISTS

According to the 2017 report The Ongoing Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships from the Association of Art Museum Directors, women...

 
 
 

DRIA BROWN

Actor Dria Brown in Bedlam's production of George Bernard Shaw's St. Joan

CELEBRATING APAHM AND NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOWS!

Did you know that we have awarded NEA National Heritage Fellowships to honor 45 different art forms from Asian, East Asian, South Asian,...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

세운청계상가 어반스케치: Cheonggye Market

세운청계상가 어반스케치: Cheonggye Market

세운상가에서 바라본 청계천 / pen and watercolor, 32*24 세운옥상에서 본 남산 / pen and watercolor, 15*42 히타종합백화점 /pen and watercolor, 15*21 I think the newly changed Cheonggye Market is a new Urban... Read more ...

Hubert Perrodo Building / Design Engine Architects

Hubert Perrodo Building / Design Engine Architects

© Jim Stephenson Architects: Design Engine Architects Location: New Inn Hall St, Oxford OX1 2DL, United Kingdom Area: 297.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Jim... Read more ...

Collagraph: The Written Word - and Books I Read Last Year

Collagraph: The Written Word - and Books I Read Last Year

This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco . This is the back of a piece of mat board (also known as mount board in other parts of the world), which is... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Monoprint, Abstract,Expressionism, Studio 9 Fine Art "Home...

Contemporary Art, Monoprint, Abstract,Expressionism, Studio 9 Fine Art "Home Within" by International Abstract Artist Amanda Saint Claire

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House Vision / Jun Igarashi Architects

House Vision / Jun Igarashi Architects

© Anna Nagai Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects Location: Koto, Japan Area: 81632.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Anna Nagai © Anna Nagai Text description provided by the... Read more ...

The Locomotion: 1940

The Locomotion: 1940

March 1940. "Detail of locomotive while in the yard at Big Spring, Texas." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size. Read more ...

Kids at Play: 1940

Kids at Play: 1940

May 1940. "Recess time at grade school in Hobbs, New Mexico." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Read more ...

The Gentry Sukhumvit / AplusCon Architects

The Gentry Sukhumvit / AplusCon Architects

© Silawat Arakwechakul Architects: AplusCon Architects Location: 3007/3 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Bang Chak, Khet Phra Khanong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10260, Thailand Lead... Read more ...

Lavender Field Spendor 1.Watercolor.Texas Artist.Rae Andrews

Lavender Field Spendor 1.Watercolor.Texas Artist.Rae Andrews

And here is the other demonstration I did the same day as the last post. This one is in watercolors and was specifically to show drama in the sky. This image is 12" x 16... Read more ...

The Naked City, Martin Lewis

The Naked City, Martin Lewis

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