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Today at 5:30 pm we honor the 2016 class of NEA National Heritage Fellows with a public awards ceremony at the Library of Congress. On Friday at 8:00pm ET we will continue the celebration with a free concert at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, which will also be webcast live on...
We may have passed the first official day of fall, but at the Harvard Museum of Natural History everything’s still very much abloom thanks to the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants . The Glass Flowers, as they’re most often called, are scientifically accurate botanical specimens...
As we approached the 34th anniversary of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships , our staff began to review and ponder the ways that we could deepen our recognition of these extraordinary artists. A question that kept coming up was—what kind of physical award might we produce that would truly...
Just one more day until literature-apalooza comes to Washington, DC--or as it's more commonly known, the Library of Congress National Book Festival. We're excited to be festival partners once again, hosting the NEA Poetry and Prose Stage with the writers listed below, many of them NEA Literature...
Hear NEA Big Read author Kao Kalia Yang talk about her memoir in our podcast.
In honor of F. Scott Fitzgerald's birthday on September 24, here are some inspirational quotes by the NEA Big Read author.
Today, the National Endowment for the Arts launches two milestone products: the report, Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists and the Bright Spots interactive digital graphic --both components of the NEA’s 50 th anniversary initiative Creativity Connects. The report’s...
We're dipping into our YouTube channel archives to bring you this 2011 video in which we talked to seven artists--DJ Spooky, Basil Twist, and Holly Bass, among them--about the first time they felt successful. What was your first success? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page.
There is a line in Cervantes’s masterpiece Don Quixote that reads: “Maddest of all—to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” As a medical interpreter in Seattle, Washington, Rose Cano has seen her share of life as it is. At Harborview Medical Center, where she translates for Spanish-speaking...

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