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Did you know...that both sides in the women's suffrage movement targeted the role of mothers in their campaigns? Anti-suffragists insisted women's suffrage would break housholds apart, while pro-suffragists predicted increased power for individual families. Did you know...that at the turn of the...
Here and abroad, cultural researchers are doing their level best to track the arts participation habits of the general public during COVID-19. These insights will help the sector adjust more effectively in the near term. They also will help arts organizations better anticipate shifts in creative...
"Silence is perfect. So you want to try and raise whatever you're doing to that level." — Roscoe Mitchell , 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Silence may be perfect, but spending an evening with the 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters is even better than that! Soulful,...
"[A Grecian sculpture of a woman...
This is a Labor Day shout-out to all the arts workers and organizations who contribute so mightily to the nation’s economic and cultural vitality and to the social and emotional well-being of its residents and communities. Until just a few years ago, we lacked tools for comprehensively measuring...
War stories, more often than not, are considered men’s stories, told by and about the men who fought in conflict. This includes, of course World War I, which was fought before women were even allowed to join the military. But amid the nightmare of trench warfare and mustard gas, women did indeed...
Since 2009, artist Caitlin Cass has published the bi-monthly comic periodical The Great Moments in Western Civilization Postal Constituent , ­­­­­­­­­­which explores historical episodes that exemplify what Cass describes as “failing systems and irrational hope.” Her work’s intersection between art...
"Why children, if you have woman’s rights, give it to her and you will feel better. You will have your own rights, and they won’t be so much trouble." — Sojourner Truth After escaping slavery with her infant daughter, Sojourner Truth went on to become a preacher, abolitionist, renowned orator, and...
Last night we celebrated the 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters, including musicians Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, and Dorthaan Kirk, who recived the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Master Award for Jazz Advocacy. Learn more about the honorees here . Have someone in...
"If we are going to engender new leadership in young women and provide them with skills that are so crucial, we also have to create a climate that understands. We need to build a culture that sees women as leaders." — Kathryn Kolbert The Athena Film Festival, co-founded by the Athena Center for...

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