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National Endowment for the Arts

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  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the largest national funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

Pieces

Caption: marian-anderson-the-lincoln-memorial-concert-1939, Credit: courtesy of national film preservation foundation
Raymond Arsenault's book The Sound of Freedom examines the 30 minute concert that helped move a nation forward.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" Playbill., Credit: Photofest, Inc.
Filmmaker Sam Pollard talks about his new documentary August Wilson: The Ground on which I Stand

Bought by WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bernadine Mitchell in Bessie's Blues, wirtten and directed by Thomas W. Jones II, Credit: Courtesy of Metro Stage
Writer, director, and actor, Thomas W. Jones II makes sense of the world through theater

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Carolyn Mazloomi, Credit: Gale Zucker
Carolyn Mazloomi shines a powerful light on the African American community through narrative quilts.

Bought by WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Singing and Praying Bands
Rev Jerry Colbert shares one of the oldest African-American music traditions. He's the leader of The Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Dela...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Auto Mechanic Harold Kyle plays with movement, balance, and shadows in his sculpture.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 01, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr Maria Rosario Jackson
Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson talks about urban planning that has art at its heart.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jan 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Martin Luther King, Jr., 1981, by  John Woodrow Wilson, Credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. ©John Wilson/licensed by VAGA, New York.
With a new exhibit and catalog-- both titled Represent, the Philadelphia Museum of Art puts its extensive collection of African American art on vie...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dinaw Mengestu, Credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
In All Our Names Dinaw Mengestu explores unlikely love in the midst of conflict.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Williams
Over his fifty-plus year career, John Williams has written many of the most famous scores in Hollywood film history.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jan 01, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Stan Lee, Credit: Courtesy of POW! Entertainment
Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange: Stan Lee was there at the creation

Bought by WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Dec 23, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Barry Bergey with Mavis Staples, Credit: Tom Pich
The NEA's recently retired Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey shares some memories about a lifetime immersed in folk and tradition...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Moriamo Akibu  in COLLIDESCOPE  , Credit: Stan Barouh
Ping Chong, a visionary citizen-artist connects racial history to our current unrest in his recent play, Collidescope: Adventures in Pre-and Post-R...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Multifacted, Credit: Nati Soti of Zero One Projects.
Diana Green and Cathy Gassenheimer have a mission: Arts Education for Every Alabama pre-k thru 12 Student!

  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: :54
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Shirley Sneve talks about Native American Public Telecommunications which shares stories of Native American people on television and radio.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 28:14
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charles W. Morgan at Sea
In his slim, lucid and compulsively readable book Why Read Moby-Dick, Nathaniel Philbrick makes an enthusiastic case for taking a look at Melville...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA and WNJR


  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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We look at the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, which helps people with Alzheimer’s learn (or re-learn) a classic, well-loved poem and create new poems....

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 10:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jennifer Steinkamp's video installation"Kelly 1" at Cleveland Clinic, Credit: Courtesy of Cleveland Clinic
What happens when innovative medical practitioners join with a lively arts community? Find out from Maria Jukic, executive director of Cleveland’s ...

Bought by KVSC and WNJR


  • Added: Nov 15, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Fred Foote
In Medic Against Bomb, Fred Foote’s first collection of poetry, the neurologist demonstartes first-hand the healing power of the arts for veterans.

Bought by WABE, RadioFreePalmer, and WNJR


  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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The World War Z author Max Brooks isn't kidding when it comes to zombies.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1