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Notable Quotable: Toni Morrison on Why She Writes
February 16, 2016
Toni Morrison on why she writes.
That Time Duke Ellington Said...
February 10, 2016
Words of wisdom from iconic musician Duke Ellington.
Notable Quotable: Zhou Zan on What it Takes to Be an Artist
February 8, 2016
We're celebrating Chinese New Year with this inspirational quote from Chinese poet Zhou Zan. Read more from our interview with her here .
Notable Quotable: Kate Whoriskey
February 1, 2016
Director Kate Whoriskey on why theater matters.
Notable Quotable: Donna Berman on the importance of the arts
January 11, 2016
In this Notable Quotable, Charter Oak Cultural Center's Donna Berman shares why she thinks the arts are a vital part of our lives.
Notable Quotable: Jane Chu on Growing the Arts
December 7, 2015
Notable Quotable: Shan Goshorn on What Art Does
November 30, 2015
Read our complete interview with Shan Goshorn here . See a gallery of her baskets on the NEA Pinterest page .
Notable Quotable: More From First Lady Michelle Obama on the Power of Arts Education
November 19, 2015
First Lady Michelle Obama on why arts education is not a luxury.
Notable Quotable: President Barack Obama on the American Creative Spirit
November 6, 2015
President Barack Obama on the importance of artists and the American creative spirit.
Notable Quotable: Jane Chu on Creativity
November 2, 2015
NEA Chairman Jane Chu, speaking at a panel entitled "A Leading Role: A conversation about Women in Classical Music" at the Library of Congress in October.