Art Works Blog

Notable Quotable

Toni Morrison on why she writes.
Words of wisdom from iconic musician Duke Ellington.
We're celebrating Chinese New Year with this inspirational quote from Chinese poet Zhou Zan. Read more from our interview with her here .
Director Kate Whoriskey on why theater matters.
In this Notable Quotable, Charter Oak Cultural Center's Donna Berman shares why she thinks the arts are a vital part of our lives.
Read our complete interview with Shan Goshorn here . See a gallery of her baskets on the NEA Pinterest page .
First Lady Michelle Obama on why arts education is not a luxury.
President Barack Obama on the importance of artists and the American creative spirit.
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.