Nam June Paik sitting in TV Chair, 1968/1976 , Photo by Friedrich Rosenstiel.

:: Nam June Paik transformed video into an artist’s medium with his media-based art that challenged and changed our understanding of visual culture. As Paik wrote in 1969, he wanted “to shape the TV screen canvas as precisely as Leonardo, as freely as Picasso, as colorfully as Renoir, as profoundly as Mondrian, as violently as Pollock and as lyrically as Jasper Johns.”...

2013 NEA Jazz Master Mose Allison greets 2001 NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston.
New York, NY

January 14, 2013
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Previously-inducted NEA Jazz Masters join the 2013 class of Jazz Masters for a pre-concert photo shoot. FRONT ROW (left to right): George Avakian, Candido Camero, Chico Hamilton, Annie Ross, Joe Wilder, Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Roy Haynes, George Wein
New York, NY

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
January 14, 2013

Guy Sanville, Artistic Director

:: Chelsea, Michigan, is a small town with a thriving arts scene. That's thanks in no small part to the Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC), founded by actor, and Chelsea native, Jeff Daniels. Starting out in a garage with a skeletal staff, PRTC has flourished into a first-rate theater company, developing local talent, nurturing...

A group of canoe families conclude their journey, preparing to land on the shore of North Point in the Port of Olympia, Washington. Photo courtesy of

:: The annual Tribal Canoe Journey has grown to become the largest gathering of Native Americans in the western Washington State region.  This year, the Squaxin Island Tribe hosted the journey, welcoming more than 10,000 people and 98 canoes, with canoes traveling from as far away as northern California, Peru, and Florida. Following the landing on July 29th in Olympia, Washington,...

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman welcomes the audience to the 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert.

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert at the GW Lisner Auditorium on October 4, 2012


The 2012 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony and Banquet at the Library of Congress on October 3, 2012

When a war poses for its picture, it leaves to the artist the selection of the attitude in which the artist may desire to draw it. And this attitude is the artist’s point of view circumscribed by the boundaries of his ability and the nature of the work for which his training and practice have fitted him. -1919, World War I soldier-artist J. Andre Smith...

A classicist and translator, Bryan Doerries believed that the ancient military tragedies of Sophocles, who was a general as well as a playwright, would speak to the experiences of today’s service members and provide an avenue for them to share their own stories. The result, Theater of War, has been a success...