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According to the 2017 report The Ongoing Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships from the Association of Art Museum Directors, women lead nearly 50 percent of art museums in North America. It’s a heartening statistic at first glance, but one that Susan Fisher Sterling says belies the progress still...
The idea of a museum as a community anchor is not a new one. But what makes the Wing Luke Museum so extraordinary is its level of community engagement. As Executive Director Beth Takekawa explained, the museum draws its roots from the spirit of Wing Luke, a young Chinese-American leader, and his “...
When you think of French Post-impressionist Paul Cézanne, you most likely think of his masterful landscape and still life paintings, often cited as the bridge between Impressionism and Cubism. But equally influential, yet much less well-known, are Cezanne’s portraits, which in some ways were both...
Woman wearing a black suit with large red brooch standing next to a white sculpture.
According to the 2017 report The Ongoing Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships from the Association of Art Museum Directors, women lead nearly 50 percent of art museums in North...
Just in time for Women’s History Month, our forthcoming issue of NEA Arts focuses on women artists and arts leaders who inspire, galvanize, and encourage us. One of the women we interviewed was Susan Fisher Sterling, the director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. As a...
On any given day, there are over 17,500 foster children living in Arizona, according to the nonprofit organization Arizonans for Children. This means 17,500 children struggling with familial separation, adjusting to a new living situation, and often, coping with the effects of abuse or neglect. To...
When Martha Kennedy joined the Library of Congress as curator years ago, she was struck by the quality and variety of work by women illustrators and cartoonists in the library’s vast collections. But this richness in turn revealed a corresponding lack, specifically in terms of recognition and...
Click the link to take a look at the 2018 NEA Guide for details on the programs and activities of the NEA, as well as funding deadlines and information on Grants for Organizations, Literature Fellowships, Lifetime Honors, and Partnerships.
There is a common, longstanding misconception that Native American art is synonymous with traditional art—beadwork or weaving for example. And yet, as the exhibition materials for Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound , state: “This limiting interpretation does not recognize that tradition, by...
Long before the age of chronicling our private lives through tweets, selfies, and Facebook statuses, José Leonilson chronicled and shared his inner world through canvas and thread. His autobiographical artistic practice has given the Brazilian artist, who came of age during the 1980s, a fresh,...

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