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Here's a roundup of some free digital apps to let you create art on the go!
QUIZ! Can you guess these NEA Big Read titles from their first lines?
It’s been a difficult year, to say the least. Between police shootings, vitriol against immigrants, and millions of stranded refugees, it would be easy and even understandable to feel impotent when facing crises that require such broad systemic change. But Raquel de Anda has never doubted her...
“I'm here to say that anybody who has doubts—because everybody has them, doubts and despair and negative thoughts—it’s always important to realize they're just thoughts and you can easily just say, ‘Go away, you're not helping me.’ Failure is just succumbing to all of that and not believing in...
Enjoy as some of our NEA Big Read authors confess their love for literature in these interview clips.
When collecting and reporting stats about the arts or about anything else, it’s frequently necessary to run what researchers call a “validity check.” There are many ways of doing this. First, one hopes that the survey instrument—the questions being asked—and the sampling strategy itself have been...
The great painter Edgar Degas is credited with saying, "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." It is hard not to see the truth of that in the vibrant, oversized portraits of street life by Miami, Florida-based visual artist Michael Vasquez . Where some of us might see street thug,...
Read the president's full remarks from the 2015 National Medal of Art and National Humanities Medal ceremony here .
Enjoy browsing through photos from the 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellowships concert.

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