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Washington, DC Richard Bausch presenting an Operation Homecoming workshop at Fort Drum in Watertown, New York. Photo by Betty Doherty, US Army MWR A signature component of Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience was the creative writing workshops---led by authors such as Marilyn Nelson...
Washington, DC By Rocco Landesman I was surprised and saddened when I received the news the other day of Michael Kuchwara's death. I had spoken with him maybe a month or so ago, and he seemed to be his same old ebullient self. He played an important role in my early career with his review of Big...
Washington, DC NEA National Heritage Fellow Chitresh Das performed with tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith at the 2009 celebration concert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart Through the NEA National Heritage Fellowships, the NEA has celebrated the artistic achievements and contributions of the nation's...
May 19, 2010 Washington, DC Here I am with Washington Congressman Norm Dicks (left) and Charles Wright Academy student Jennifer Lee (3rd from right) and her family. On Friday night Congressman Dicks announced that Jennifer is the 2010 Congressional Art Competition winner for Washington's sixth...
Washington, DC May 18, 2010 The Smithsonian Institution is leading a project to help the Haitian government rescue, recover, and restore Haitian cultural artifacts damaged by the January 12 earthquake. With the Caribbean rainy season fast approaching, the project is crucial to helping to conserve...
[flv: http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/Merce-Split.flv 450 253] An excerpt from Split/Sides , a 2003 piece by choreographer Merce Cunningham, courtesy of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. It's far from hyperbole to say that the late Merce Cunningham completely changed the face of modern...
Washington, DC "John Brown made many trips to Canada organizing for his assault on Harpers Ferry," #15 in The Legend of John Brown by Jacob Lawrence, courtesy Washington State Arts Commission Janae Huber is the collections manager for the Art in Public Places Program of the Washington State Arts...
Set on 28 acres in Bronx, New York, Wave Hill is a public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River. The center presents a wide range of arts and culture activities, including garden walks, painting and writing workshops, and Family Art Project days. In our latest podcast, Josephine...
Washington, DC From left: Daniel Breaker, Nic Few, Warner Miller, and Nicoye Banks in The Ballad of Emmett Till, by Ifa Bayeza, part of Eugene O?Neill Theater Center?s 2007 National Playwright?s Conference. Photo by Keith Jochim Congratulations are due to all of this year?s Tony Award nominees, but...
May 3, 2010 Seattle, Washington Nancy Pearl. Photo by Marco Prozzo This spring The Big Read is literally taking place right outside our doors as the District of Columbia Public Library and the Humanities Council of Washington, DC engage the capital community in reading, discussing, and celebrating...

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