Art Works Blog

Notable Quotable

Playwright Katori Hall shares her definition of failure.
NEA Chair Jane Chu on art in our everydaylives.
Award-winning actor Judith Light on how her perspective on the role of the artist has changed over time.
Read our complete interview with NEA Translation Fellow--a poet, literary translator, and mathematician-- here . Search "Notable Quotable" in the Categories drop-down menu for more quotes to ponder.
Marcus Gardley answers the question: Why do we need art?
Artists reflect on the meaning of "inspiration."
Read the complete interview with Toni Morrison here .
The arts have always been crucial to the American vision of liberty and democracy. Presidents past and present have emphasized the arts as a cornerstone of our national identity, allowing creativity and innovation to carry over into every aspect of our lives. As we gear up for Presidents' Day,...
"As an artist, you have to be the person that builds bridges, that has the key that opens doors that are closed, to open the conversation, and always reach out to people. Music has nothing to do with hate." —Singer, songwriter, and activist Ang élique Kidjo, speaking at the 2015...
“I think the worst form of discrimination is someone judging what a person is capable of learning.” -Kitty Lunn, founder of Infinity Dance Theater, which features physically disabled dancers Read our piece on Infinity Dance Theater , and see how other organizations around the country...