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“There are a lot of ways that equality or achieving equality is blocked or there are hurdles in people’s way, but designers can help remove those hurdles.” — Rebecca Johnson Since 2004, the nonprofit Center for Architecture and Design, an offshoot of the Philadelphia chapter of the American...
"Theater can contribute so much to our understanding of what is going on, to our understanding of our neighbor, to sometimes understanding ourselves." — Miriam Colón In addition to numerous roles on stage and screen, Miriam Colón also founded and was the director of New York City's Puerto Rican...
"Silence is perfect. So you want to try and raise whatever you're doing to that level." — Roscoe Mitchell , 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Silence may be perfect, but spending an evening with the 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters is even better than that! Soulful,...
"[A Grecian sculpture of a woman...
"Why children, if you have woman’s rights, give it to her and you will feel better. You will have your own rights, and they won’t be so much trouble." — Sojourner Truth After escaping slavery with her infant daughter, Sojourner Truth went on to become a preacher, abolitionist, renowned orator, and...
"The arts have the power to lift up lessons from our history books and put them in three dimensions, and inject them into the brains and memories of the next generation." — Diana Grisanti Megan Massie, Ebony Jordan, and A.J. Baldwin portray Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, and Angelina Weld Grimké in a...
"In our work as artists, we must continue to interrogate: are humans of all different forms meaningfully included in our spaces, our companies, our communities?" — Regan Linton, Phamaly Theatre Company Hear more from Regan Linton and other artists in our recent feature celebrating the 30th...
"Artists are visual historians, so public art tells the community what's really happening now. It reflects and preserves the times." — Thomas Wyans aka Detour
This Sunday, July 26, marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) . This significant anniversary is a time to celebrate, to reflect, and to set goals and expectations for the future. The passage of this legislation in 1990 prohibited discrimination against Americans...
"Art is part of the commentary of this moment. It's very affirming when space is created to tell the truth about how you feel." — fayemi shakur

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