Art Works Blog

NEA and design

Today we announced the third round of Our Town grants . These will bring us up to 190(!) grants in all 50 states plus DC, with all shapes and sizes of communities doing creative placemaking. Some very cool new types of projects popped up this year. For the first time ever we're funding an opera...
Chicago, Illinois Rocco with U.S. Department of Housing and Development Secretary Shaun Donovan at the National Mayors' Summit in Chicago. Photo by David Hathcox The setting said it all. Amidst the old world splendor of the Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom was a jaw-dropping array of computers,...
Washington, DC It’s the most imitated logo design in history, and this week's podcast is a conversation with its designer, Milton Glaser. Glaser, who received the National Medal of Arts in 2009, remains immensely influential in education as well as design (he’s been teaching at the School of...
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania A model of The Bridge by Elena Colombo. Image courtesy of Colombo Construction Corporation. ArtsQuest's SteelStacks cultural campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is pretty spectacular thanks to the massive blast furnaces of the former Bethlehem Steel plant towering on one...
Long Beach, California Conceptual proposal for Urban Lab by Greenmeme: Freya Bardell and Brian Howe. For more than 30 years, the Public Corporation for the Arts of the City of Long Beach---more commonly known as the Arts Council for Long Beach (ACLB)---has supported arts and culture activities by...