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It was a history-making moment: on June 9, 2019, Ali Stroker became the first wheelchair user to win a Tony Award for her performance in Oklahoma! , a revival that received support from the National Endowment from the Arts. But the stage at Radio City Music Hall, which hosted the Tonys, was not...
Throughout her career as a playwright, Migdalia Cruz has written over 60 plays, musicals, and operas, traveled the world, met the Dalai Lama, and earned prestigious awards such as the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays Award, the Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright Award, and two NEA...
"I believe art gives you the chance to do something that makes you connect to someone else. Through art we find out we're not alone." — Diego Luna
On the day we were scheduled to interview Michael Graves, the celebrated architect, designer, professor, and National Medal of Arts recipient passed away at the age of 80. But as is often said, an artist speaks through his work—and through his products and buildings, Graves’ legacy carries on...
Last month, the National Endowment for the Arts honored the 2019 class of National Heritage Fellows with a free concert that included lively exhibits and conversations about folk and traditional arts in the United States. The National Heritage Fellowship is this country’s highest tribute to the...
De Gloria Estefan a Selena, de Rudolfo Anaya a Julia Alvarez, de Richard Serra a Luis Jiménez y muchos otros, el impacto en el arte y la cultura americanas de los artistas estadounidenses de ascendencia latina es incalculable. Es por esta razón que en 1968, tan solo tres años después de establecer...
"I think a writer is like an exile in some ways, because we look at things from the outside, from boundaries. It allows us to have certain kinds of perspectives, and not just to report on something the way that a journalist does." — Nilo Cruz Read our Art Talk with playwright Nilo Cruz here .
In the forthcoming issue of NEA Arts magazine, we take a look at how the National Endowment for the Arts brings the arts to more Americans through special projects and initatives. This issue—Expanding the Reach of the Arts—will spotlight the work the agency does in the area of accessibility, how we...
Anna Deeny Morales came to literary translation through fortuitous circumstances that would change the course of her career. While studying the relationship between 20th-century U.S. and Latin American poets for her dissertation, she was invited by faculty to translate several poems by Chilean poet...
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re sharing ten podcasts (really 11; our podcast with Lin-Manuel Miranda has two parts) that will introduce you to men and women whose personal stories and artwork reflect the Latino experience in the United States. Through their art, they have given voice to...

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