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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...
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,...
From stimulating the imagination to exposure to new perspectives, the benefits of taking children to museums can’t be overstated. But how do you ensure these benefits don’t evaporate once you exit the museum’s doors? We’ve put together a few suggestions below to extend the life of your museum visit...
Want to visit ancient Greece, Australia, or the paleolithic era? Then Music City has a museum that's just right for you! From the history-focused Tennessee State Museum to the hands-on exhibits at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to an awe-inspiring look at ancient Greek architecture, this trio...
Located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum boasts more than 28,000 Western and American Indian artworks and artifacts in its collection. The museum, which was founded in 1955, hosts several galleries dedicated to everything from Native American culture to...

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