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Group of 12 men and women pose, one row seated and one standing, for a group photo in the Library of Congress.

2015 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Library of Congress on October 1, 2015. Photos by Tom Pich

Dale Chihuly with Palazzetto Stern Chandelier, Venice, 1996.

As we note in our profile, glass artist Dale Chihuly is a magician of sorts. He has stretched the most fragile of mediums to its absolute limit, creating forms and colors that seem beyond possibility. From hanging chandeliers over the canals of Venice, to crafting intricate flower...

Balck & White sketch of masks with building entrance in the background.

Since taking office last summer, I’ve spent a lot of time on the road. I’ve traveled to over 80 communities in nearly 30 states, to see for myself America’s vast and varied cultural landscape at work. After my visits, I frequently sketch a memorable image or memory from a community I’ve visited. It’s my personal way of expressing myself, practicing my drawing techniques, and preserving what...

2015 NEA Jazz Masters (left to right): Charles Lloyd, Carla Bley, George Coleman, and Joe Segal with NEA Chairman Jane Chu.

New York, NY
Sponsored by BMI
April 20, 2015
Photos by Michael G. Stewart

NEA Chairman Jane Chu speaks at podium.

New York, NY
April 20, 2015
Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
Photos by Michael G. Stewart...

Jennifer Steinkamp’s video installation, “Mike Kelley 1.”  The tree changes to reflect the different seasons

Earlier this year, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture—or CPAC—released a white paper that examined the impact of the arts on healing in Cleveland, Ohio. Creative Minds in Medicine: A Cleveland Creative Intersection presented six...

On a stage, a large group of men dressed in white and black form two lines facing a group of women, also dressed in white and black, who stand in two lines with their backs to the audience.

2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on September 19, 2014. Photos by Michael G. Stewart...

Group of 11 men and women pose , one row seated and one standing, for a group photo in the Library of Congress.

2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony and Banquet at the Library of Congress on September 17, 2014. Photos by Tom Pich

People holding images speaking at an outdoor podium.

Exploring the culture of Los Angeles Skid Row, the Los Angeles Poverty Department creates a space and an opportunity for the residents to tell their own stories in their own voices. Founded in 1985 by performance artist John Malpede, the LAPD creates and nourishes community through art.  Skid Row residents work collaboratively to create, produce, and perform theatrical, multimedia,...

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