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Even the most philistine among us can’t escape the art of industrial design. Industrial design affects the cars we drive, the phones we use, the chairs we sit in, and...
Totem poles have been obscured by myth and misunderstanding for centuries. An art form that dates back to the 1800s, they have been overlooked by many. The Totem Heritage Center...
What is it about Lego bricks that we find so alluring? Is it their blindingly cheerful colors? Their reminders of childhood? Or maybe it's that they give even the most...
In the latest edition of NEA Arts , we look at select elements of the American art tradition that once struggled to find acceptance in the artistic mainstream. Many of...
There aren’t a lot of things that say “summer” more than a road trip---except, of course, Blue Star Museums. With that in mind, we’ve planned a museum road trip that...
One of the aspects I enjoy most about being a member of the National Council on the Arts is reading through all of the grants recommended by the panels for our vote. I am impressed by the abundance of art happening in the United States. As a painter and watercolorist I was excited when I read of...
This is the fourth summer that museums throughout the land are reaching out to military families and inviting them in as honored guests. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, some 2,000 museums will forego admission fees for the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard...
Untitled: Art Ball 2013 was the 48th annual Art Ball dinner and auction to support the Dallas Museum of Art’s (DMA) mission of engaging and educating the community. Held on April 13, 2013, and presented by the Dallas Museum of Art and The Headington Companies on behalf of The Joule Hotel...
Students investigate an exhibit at the Holter Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of Sondra Hines
Arts education isn't just a means of learning an artistic skill or practice; it is also a unique tool for learning about different cultures and perspectives. Multicultural arts programs help...
Julie Watai is a performance artist and idol in Japan and Italy who is forging a connection between the fashion world of Shibuya and the technology world of Akihabara. She declared at a recent symposium that young people no longer go to museums, and that it is important for them to have an entry...

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