Art Works

Series produced by National Endowment for the Arts

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Art Works is the weekly program produced by the National Endowment for the Arts. It goes behind the scenes with some of the nation's great artists to explore how art works. New shows are posted on Tuesdays. Find out more at arts.gov

Art Works is the weekly program produced by the National Endowment for the Arts. It goes behind the scenes with some of the nation's great artists to explore how art works. Guests have included the co-founder of Los Lobos Louie Pérez, National Medal of the Arts winner and the man behind Marvel comics, Stan Lee, Mohegan theater artist Madeline Sayet, National Book Award Winner Charles Yu, and NEA Jazz Master Grammy Award winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. You can find the current and archived programs at https://www.arts.gov/stories/podcast or by subscribing to Apple podcasts

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Tyler Blackwell, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum, discusses the museum's rich history, community engagement initiatives, and in...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2024
  • Length: 28:44
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Director of Education and Violin/Viola Teaching Artist at the Paterson Music Project (PMP) Shanna Lin discusses the program and its impact.

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  • Added: May 28, 2024
  • Length: 29:03
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LGBT and Ethnic Scholar and Author Lillian Faderman discusses her book My Mother’s Wars a reconstructed memoir of her mother’s life as an Jewish i...

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  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
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President of Actors' Equity Kate Shindle and the NEA Director of Theater & Musical Theater Greg Reiner discuss the current challenges, strategic in...

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  • Added: May 10, 2024
  • Length: 29:04
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Caption: Psalmayene 24, Credit: Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library
Playwright and director Psalmayene 24 discusses directing the world premiere of Kia Corthron's Tempestuous Elements at Arena Stage and preparing fo...

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  • Added: May 07, 2024
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Diana Abu-Jaber, Credit: Deborah Kerry Charles
Author Diana Abu-Jaber reflects on her Jordanian roots, the influence of family on her storytelling, and the inspirations informing her memoirs and...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2024
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Leslie Sainz, Credit: Hillary Dubie
Poet and 2021 NEA Literature Fellow Leslie Sainz discusses her creative process and how, as the daughter of Cuban immigrants, she uses poetry to na...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Suzan-Lori Parks, Credit: Tam Shell
“Making the world, not just living in it”: Suzan-Lori Parks discusses her current play, “Sally and Tom.”

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2024
  • Length: 29:28
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Bassist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland discusses his career and the collaborative nature of jazz.

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2024
  • Length: 28:52
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A special edition of Art Works a conversation between NEA Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson and U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Santos, moderated ...

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
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Caption: Amina Claudine Myers, Credit: Crystal Blake
An musical podcast with pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, and 2024 Jazz Master Amina Claudine Myers exploring her life in music from gospel to...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 28:43
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Co-founder of I’m Your Neighbor Books Kirsten Cappy builds bridges through children’s literature

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 28:56
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Exploring complexities through short stories: a conversation with author and 2020 NEA Literature Fellow Danielle Evans

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 29:04
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Caption: Isabel Wilkerson, Credit: Joe Henson
Author and 2015 National Humanities Medalist Isabel Wilkerson discusses her acclaimed first book “The Warmth of Other Suns,” and the profound impac...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 28:35
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Caption: Cord Jefferson, Credit: Dennis Gocer
Screenwriter and Director Cord Jefferson discusses his critically acclaimed film, “American Fiction” which is a satirical exploration of popular cu...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2024
  • Length: 28:27
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A Conversation about “From Heritage to Health:” which demonstrates how storytelling and the arts can help medical professionals better treat cultur...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2024
  • Length: 27:57
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Caption: Nick Spitzer, Credit: Ricky Costanza
A conversation with folklife presenter, educator, creator, host and producer of American Routes, and 2023 National Heritage Fellow Nick Spitzer.

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2024
  • Length: 29:01
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A conversation with Director of Presented Programming at the McCarter Theatre Center Paula Abreu halfway through her first season on the job!

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 28:59
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Exploring the New Horizons for the Folger Shakespeare Library and Theatre with Karen Ann Daniels

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Brandon Victor Dixon, Credit: Dario Calmese
Actor, singer, and producer Brandon Victor Dixon talks about his long and storied career on Broadway.

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2023
  • Length: 28:58
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