Aerial view of Marfa, Texas, and the Chinati Foundation with Donald Judd's 15 untitled works in concrete on the far right.

Prior to visual artist Donald Judd moving to Marfa in the 1970s, this small Western Texas was best known as the location for the shooting of the 1956 movie Giant (with Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean) and for its “mystery lights,”unexplained lights in the night sky. But through the vision and example of Donald Judd, today Marfa is home to a world-renowned collection...

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Youngblood is Ensemble Studio Theatre's collective of emerging professional playwrights. For 18 years, Youngblood has served as the creative home for writers under 30, providing artistic guidance, peer support, and the opportunity for members to see their work presented on a stage in front of an audience. In this conversation with the NEA’s Josephine Reed, Youngblood co-directors Graeme Gillis...

Constructed from scaffolding and debris netting, the resulting spaced was an exact spatial duplicate of 18,000 square foot museum located orthogonally across the river.

Partners Daniel Mihalyo and Annie Han—collectively known as Lead Pencil Studio—embody the idea of the artist-architect, employing the vernacular of architecture in both client-driven commercial and residential projects and visual art works that explore the idea of space. As Milhalyo has said, "Why shouldn't there be a whole realm of architecture that's nonfunctional…and really just meant for...

"We had an artist who came in one day crying-- I mean, literally crying-- that he had selected a  house that was crumbling, and he was going to make a skin of it with latex and take that skin and reconstruct it as the skeleton of this house, the skin of this house. He went back to the [site] after he’d gotten all the materials. There was a big sign on it, saying, 'No...

BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, Jason Marsalis, Hubert Laws, Orrin Keepnews, Ellis Marsalis Jr., David Liebman, Johnny Mandel, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman.
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January 11, 2011
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Previously-inducted Jazz Masters join the 2011 class of Jazz Masters for a pre-concert photo shoot. Back row, left to right: Gunther Schuller, Ron Carter, Delfeayo Marsalis, David Baker, Branford Marsalis, Dan Morgenstern, Hubert Laws, Phil Woods, Ahmad J
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Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
January 11, 2011.

NEA National Heritage Fellow Chuck Brown talked with NEA’s Josephine Reed about the genesis of go-go music, a genre of music he developed in Washington, DC in the 1970s....

historic photo of the outside of the theater

Festival Theatre has been providing St. Croix Valley residents in Wisconsin with quality professional theater since 1990. The theater company produces seven plays a season in the rural community, which includes two children's shows. The NEA's Josephine Reed spoke with Festival Theatre's Artistic Director Danette Olsen about the challenges and benefits of running a rural theater company. Read...