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Project Bandaloop performs on the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Photo by Atossa Soltani Anyone who lives in or has visited Washington knows the Old Post Office Pavilion . Built in 1899, the building is a major city landmark, renowned for its gorgeous Romanesque revival architecture and 315-...
Maxine Hong Kingston. Photo by Michael Lionstar This week's podcast focuses on author, Maxine Hong Kingston. Kingston is a pioneering author who in many ways cleared the path for both ethnic and women’s literature. In language that is lyrical and poetic, she looks at the complications of...
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered remarks at the first ever-convening between our two agencies in March 2011. Photo by NEA staff Today is Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, an annual observance that encourages communities across the country to discuss, celebrate, and raise the...
Mayor Buttigeig (standing) of South Bend, Indiana, presents his case study at the recent MICD conference in St. Louis. Photo courtesy of the Mayors' Institute on City Design At the end of April, I had the opportunity to go to my hometown, St. Louis, for the latest session of the Mayors’...
A student leaps during a dance workshop in Clarksdale, Mississippi, held by Ailey II member Shirley Black Brown (seated). Photo by Panny Mayfield With a long history of poverty, poor education levels, and dismal health statistics, the Mississippi Delta region is accustomed to making do with meager...
Afternoon Coffee by flickr user psd I’ve wandered into many a coffee shop where the slogan was “Good things happen over coffee,” or some variation of the theme. But take away caffeine, conversation, and service with or without a smile, and what’s left? Coffee lids. For Paul...
Shilpa Gupta's Singing Cloud ---the result of her collaboration with Harvard psychologist and neuroscientist Mahzarin Banaji---is an example of a n ArtScience project that was exhibited at Le Laboratoire (in winter 2009). Programs with ArtScience themes---exploring universal ideas, discoveries...
by Andrea Grover, Lead Author, New Art/Science Affinities, Curator, Intimate Science, Curator of Programs, Parrish Art Museum For four months in the fall of 2010, I worked at a cozy desk in the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as a curatorial research fellow, hosted...
This week's podcast is a conversation with Jonah Lehrer, who wrote Imagine: How Creativity Works, a book that has gotten people talking and thinking. Creativity and innovation are getting a lot of play these days. Everyone seems to agree these are the engines that propel art, science, and...
Nancy Rodgers © Exploratorium Physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer founded the Exploratorium in 1969 as a museum of art, science, and human perception. A hybrid between a laboratory and a public museum, the Exploratorium’s roots lie in an interdisciplinary approach to understanding...

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