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An altar for a Day of the Dead celebration with a purple skeleton, orange flowers, and a poster with photos on it.
What makes a community vibrant? Is it its nightlife, restaurants, shops, or a proliferation of arts organizations and public art? While the answer to that question is all of the...
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Maine is known for many things: lobsters, stunning vistas, lots of snow, lots of moose, and as the birthplace of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Stephen King, to name just a...
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Located in the state’s eastern Appalachian region, Hindman, Kentucky, has seen its share of hardship in recent decades. The collapse of the coal industry left behind rampant unemployment, and the...
A colorful bus parked in front of a museum.
How do you run a museum in a blue-collar town?” asked Bruce Pepich, executive director of the Racine Art Museum (RAM) . Throughout his 43-year tenure with the museum, Pepich’s...
In our fourth most popular post of 2016, U.S. Representative Alma Adams, who represents North Carolina's 12th District, talks about her life in the arts.
Our Milestone videos celebrate the nation's foremost arts organizations.
Former NEA Chairmen celebrate the legacy of the NEA's fourth chairman, Frank Hodsoll.
Learn about our regional arts organizations through our "United States of the Arts: Tell Us Your Art Story" film series!
Thanks to Alice Merrill Horne, Utah can claim the first state-sponsored arts agency in the nation. At the young age of thirty, Horne ran for the 3rd Utah Legislature specifically to advance an arts agenda and was elected — becoming only the third female legislator in the state. In 1899, she...
U.S. Representative Alma Adams, who represents North Carolina's 12th District, talks about her life in the arts.

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