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Jenn Colella and Caesar Samayoa discovered at a young age the place they would call home: the theater. Though their origin stories as actors vary somewhat, they both share the experience of having fallen in love with the craft of acting first as audience members. Now, as working actors, they create...
No one loves a pop quiz, it’s true, but we encourage you to think of this collection of NEA Big Read quizzes more as a we-encourage-you-to-open-the-book test. So go ahead—test your knowledge of first lines, fictional woman characters, and things that Big Read authors may or may not have said. No...
Ted Meyer has made art using the body as a starting point since he was a child. Meyer, who has Gaucher's disease, turned to art to help him get through long hospital stays and to express the distress he felt from the constant pain of his disease. When medical advances offered Meyer respite from his...
Video of Mahalia Jackson - Amazing Grace Today marks what would have been Mahalia Jackson’s 105th birthday, so we thought we’d celebrate the Queen of Gospel’s remarkable life with a short tribute. Born in New Orleans, the third of six children, she attended church regularly with her aunt, where she...
“Recovery happens only in community.” — Jonathan Shay, clinical psychiatrist and author known for his treatment of combat trauma suffered by Vietnam veterans Today, the National Endowment for the Arts unveils an expanded partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense called Creative Forces: NEA...
For deaf individuals, the inherently verbal nature of theater poses obvious, often prohibitive challenges. While some theaters have made closed captioning available to audiences, others approach deafness as a unique artistic opportunity rather than as an obstacle to be worked around. One of the...
Dive intoauthor Louise Erdrich’s world through this roundup of quotes.
Since fleeing Cuba on a Freedom Flight in 1970, playwright Nilo Cruz has returned just once: in 1979, to visit sisters who initially remained behind. Though he resettled with his family in Miami at age nine, Cuba remains a central presence in Cruz’s work, from his physical settings, to his...
By the People: Designing a Better America is a call to action to create more inclusive, equitable, healthy, and just places—to design an ecosystem of opportunity for all people across the country. By the People is the third exhibition in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s socially...
Here's a roundup of some free digital apps to let you create art on the go!

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