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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: 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...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
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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....

  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 10:10
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 WNJR


  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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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
Caption: Jesmyn Ward, Credit: Tony Cook
In her memoir Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward attempts to understand the links in the untimely deaths of her brother and four friends.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gina Rodriguez and Ana Ortiz in "Sleeping with the Fishes", Credit: Breaking Glass Pictures
Nicole Gomez Fisher brings it all back home in her film, Sleeping with the Fishes... and goes on to win the award for Best New Director at the Broo...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Yvonne Walker Keshick, Credit: Michael G. Stewart
2014 National Heritage Fellow and member of the Odawa Nation, Yvonne Walker Keshick describes the long history of making decorative art from quills.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 1
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For forty years, Chunky Sanchez has playing and singing the stories of the Chicano people.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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How Dance Place’s open door policy helped transform an underserved neighborhood into a vital arts district. -

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kevin Doyle dancing at the 2013 National Heritage Fellowship Concert
2014 NEA National Heritage Fellow Kevin Doyle talks about his passion for Irish Step Dancing.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kati Texas, Credit: Terrance McNally
Kati Texas takes us behind the scenes of the Kinetic Sculpture Race, Grand Championship where art and science go to play.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 28:10
Caption: DC Youth Slam Team
The DC Youth Slam Team is an award-winning internationally acclaimed poetry group. Listen to their poems and find out how it all comes together wit...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Elizabeth McCracken, Credit: Edward Carey
Elizabeth McCracken gives us her take on the differences in writing novels, short stories, and tweets.

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: ETHEL, Credit: James Ewing
Believing that music is a unifying force, the string quartet ETHEL has joined forces with musicians across genres and regions. The result is musica...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Francisco Nunez conducting the YPC, Credit: Stephanie Berger
Francisco Nunez began the Youth Chorus of New York to together youth of all backgrounds. Together they create beautiful music and an inclusive comm...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Ellsworth Kelly, Credit: Jack Shear
The great American artist talks about his lifelong fascination with color and form.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
Caption: Bora Yoon, Credit: Leslie Van Stelte.
Bora Yoon talks about building the sonic design of her album Sunken Cathedral.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Julie Otsuka, Credit: Robert Bessoir
Julie Otsuka’s first novel When the Emperor Was Divine explores her family’s history in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:30