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Met Director Fears Elimination Of NEA Marks 'New Assault' On Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home

In an impassioned (but not quite scorched-earth) op-ed for The New York Times, Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas P. Campbell issued a swift a...

Assuming There Remains a National Endowment for the Arts...

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home
Daniel Grant

Every new presidential administration offers a fresh opportunity to rethink the purpose, value and budget of the National Endowment for the Arts, the ...

An Exhaustive List Of Art Projects Threatened By The Proposed NEA Cuts

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home

In response to reports that President Donald Trump would like to slash national arts funding, artist Tega Brain has created a simple and effective web...

Goals Worth Fighting For

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Robert L. Lynch

At a time when many of us are wondering what the future holds for the arts, it brings me great pleasure to stop and recognize elected leaders who alre...

‘Hamilton’ Star Wayne Brady Makes Plea For The Arts In Trump Era

The Huffington Post | Lauren Moraski | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home

Wayne Brady is thrilled to star in the Chicago production of “Hamilton” ― not only because, well, gosh, it’s “Hamilton,” but also because ...

Here's What You Can Do To Protect National Arts Funding

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home

Champions of the arts bristled last week at a report from The Hill that President Donald Trump’s agenda might include axing the National Endowment f...

Rachel Wilkins, Arts Crusader: "When Words Fail, Art Speaks."

Laurie Nadel | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home
Laurie Nadel

"Dictators are threatened by artists. That makes them extremely vulnerable now," says Rachel Wilkins, the visionary founder and CEO of Conception Arts...

What Can An Artist Contribute To A Polarized Political Climate?

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home
Jennifer Rivera

I normally write something for the Huffington Post at least once a month, but I admit that even before the actual election, I began to have a bit of w...

Trump Reportedly Plans To End National Arts Funding

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home

Well, having art and culture sure was cool while it lasted! President-elect Donald Trump plans to dramatically slash funding for the humanities when h...

Painting Through the Irish Countryside

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Barbara Ernst Prey

Barbara Prey painting at Glendalough I have a major museum commission for MASS MoCA , but before I came back to my New York Studio to begin the proje...

Sylvester Stallone 'Flattered' But Not Interested In Trump's Offer

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.20.2016 | Home

Sylvester Stallone revealed Sunday that he would turn down a position in Donald Trump’s administration. The president-elect was reportedly consider...

Celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month with an Eye to a New Cast of Characters

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
Robert L. Lynch

October means something very important to the arts world and to communities throughout the United States--National Arts and Humanities Month, a month ...

Who Gets Your Vote This Election Season? The Arts!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Robert L. Lynch

I am often asked for my opinion of the best arts president in recent history. I can't name one person, because there were in fact several presidents--...

For the Love of It: Lifelong Joy Through the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home
Robert L. Lynch

Summer is a time when many Americans make an effort to ease into a slower pace and reset their focus on personal passions that make them feel most ali...

Dana Gioia's 99 Poems: New Collection with More Than 99 Meanings

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 06.12.2016 | Home
Pamela Feinsilber

California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia has a long history with Northern California readers. In addition to his poems and other work, for seven years he w...

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Home
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

The Passion of Arts Advocates Driving Change: Kennedy, U.S. Lawmakers, and You

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 03.30.2016 | Home
Robert L. Lynch

Earlier this month I was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, giving a lecture on arts and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Policy. ...

Congressman Declares War On Revolutionary Mimes... That Talk!

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home
Michael Gene Sullivan

On March 4, 2016 CNN did a report on U.S. Congressman Steve Russell, of Oklahoma, who had just produced his second annual "Waste Watch," a list of all the things he believes Americans would or should, be shocked to find their tax dollars go to.

A Walk Through the Art Show and the Armory Show

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I have curated and hung many exhibits I am always interested to see how the artwork is presented.

Applying for Grants vs. Earning Money

Daniel Grant | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Daniel Grant

The first and last thing artists need to keep in mind about applying for a grant is that they may not get it. Rejection leads some artists to bitterness and dejection, an I-won't-get-burned-twice attitude that cuts off future options and attempts.

The Unseen Work of Preparing an Exhibit: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Barbara Ernst Prey

Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I've been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty.

After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2016 | Home
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

My Year in the Islamic Republic of Iran

F. Scott Hess | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
F. Scott Hess

In 1992 I flew into the Islamic Republic of Iran with my wife and two year old daughter on a trip funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and a Getty Museum Fellowship.

Landscape Architecture Market Valued at $2.3 Billion

Jared Green | Posted 05.11.2015 | Home
Jared Green

Landscape architecture services in the U.S. are currently valued at around $2.3 billion per year, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Home
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.