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Revisit our Art Talk with multi-disciplinary artist Merritt Johnson here .
Why does poetry seem like the appropriate gesture for this moment when we stop to say thank you to the countless numbers of men and women who have served our country, sometimes at the cost of their very lives? Perhaps it's the way the form cuts away what's extraneous to say only what is urgent and...
American artists have chronicled war for centuries -- John Singleton Copley's The Death of Major Peirson (1784), Winslow Homer's Sounding Reveille (1865), and El Pozo (1898) by William Glackens, to name just a few. The advent of an official U.S. military art program, however, arrived in World War I...
Visit our Creative Forces page to read more from retired Marine master gunnery sergeant Christopher Stowe on learning the art of glassblowing as a form of therapeutic art.
“You can lock a person up and let him out after so long. Maybe during incarceration you teach him a trade—that’s great. What you also have to do is help him tap into the emotional instabilities that brought him to prison in the first place. Writing, art, and more importantly, education in...
The Chief of Army Music has set up an “Army Music Analytics Team to define and gather data points to regularly collect information from Army bands to report quantifiable effects on event performance, audience engagement, and messaging,” according to a recent report from the Government...
Breaking news! Today is Halloween. OK, not exactly breaking news, but if you’re like the NEA Literature staff, you’ve had your nose stuffed in books for the entire month of October (in our case, the four new titles we’ve added to the NEA Big Read library ) and now you’re scrambling to throw...
María José Giménez was introduced to the practice of literary translation as a student at Canada’s Concordia University. Having immigrated from Venezuela to Canada, she found herself interested in Canada’s small but thriving community of Latino-Canadian writers. The art of literary translation has...
It would seem a tall order to musically impress Renée Fleming, an opera legend who has heard and sung some of the world’s most compelling performances. But on a recent visit to the University of Washington’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), she experienced something even she...

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