Writers on the art that matters to them.
“My ambition, nonetheless, is that someday in the distant future, just one lonely reader will wander the shelves of a library and discover a slim volume of my poetry, taking inspiration from my work in the way I found it in Alvin Feinman’s.”
A collaborative image threatens the relationship between artist and muse.
America’s pioneer political drama saw the nation falling short of its ideals. Almost one hundred years later, the play is more relevant than ever.
Art Across America
Elliot Caplan and Mirra Bank watch dance with eyes and minds open to creative possibilities. They...
Mario Torero on leaving art school, his place in the Chicano art movement, and fifty years of...
Ken Thomson exemplifies a new generation of composers tasked with picking up the pieces of music...
Art has history.
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