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Woman in suit holding a fiddle.
Although more than ten percent of the total population of the United States claim Irish ancestry, for centuries this heritage was seen as a source of embarrassment and shame. But...
Musician with white beard in white suit and hat holding small guitar.
“I don’t know why I was drawn to the son huasteco ,” recalled 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellow Artemio Posadas in an interview with Daniel Sheehy in 2005. “I believe...
Native-American woman wearing pink sweater.
When 2006 NEA National Heritage Fellow Esther Martinez attended school in the 1920s, she was punished for speaking her native Tewa language. This was typical for Native-American children who were...
An ironwork gate.
Can one man be responsible for a city’s character? If you’re 1982 NEA National Heritage Fellow Philip Simmons, that answer is yes. If you’ve been to Charleston, or even just...
Discover some of these holiday facts that you might not have known about before!
A round-up of inspirational quotes to motivate us to work on our art.
The Cloud Horse Art Institute is a non-profit arts organization located on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Founded in 2001 by Tilda Long Soldier St. Pierre and now co-run with her husband Mark St. Pierre, the Institute’s programs in traditional Lakota folk arts including hide tanning,...
Give it up to these women artists doing incredible in the arts!
Ken Brecher is one of those people you really want to sit next to at a dinner party. He's well-traveled, well-read, loves culture, and is a fantastic storyteller to boot. He continues his long career in arts education--he once ran the Sundance Institute and the Boston Children's Museum,...

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