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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Caption: Daniel K. Isaac, Credit: Emil Cohen
You may know Daniel K. Isaac as Ben Kim from the television series “Billions,” but he’s also a committed and talented actor in theater and an accom...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 29:57
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Caption: Peng Shepherd, Credit: Rachel Crittenden
Peng Shepherd discusses her speculative mystery The Cartographers, her fascination with maps, her love of speculative fiction, and the challenges o...

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  • Added: May 10, 2022
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Led Kaapana, Credit: Marsha Forsythe, Cover Look Photo Corps
To kick off our celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are revisiting two interviews with cultural...

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  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Huascar Medina, Credit: Courtesy of the artist
We're celebrating poetry in this week's podcast. The first Latino and non-academic Poet Laureate of Kansas (and National Council on the Arts member...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Stanley Clarke, Credit: Toshi Sakurai
In this tuneful podcast, bassist Stanley Clarke talks about his long and storied career, including his musical partnerships with Chick Corea and th...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Tracy K. Smith, Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
This week, the podcast is divided into two parts with one subject—poetry. Part 1 is excerpts from my 2018 interview with poet Melissa Range while p...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Terence Blanchard, Credit: Cedric Angeles
In this podcast Terence Blanchard talks about bringing the sounds of blues and jazz to his opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones, his long collaboration w...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Cassandra Wilson, Credit: Mark Seliger
Meet Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and 2022 NEA Jazz Master Cassandra Wilson and hear about her long and rich singing career in this tuneful podcast.

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Lynsey Addario, Credit: Kursat Bayhan
In this podcast, Lynsey Addario talks about working as a photojournalist in places around the world racked by violence and war.

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2022
  • Length: 28:56
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Novelist Marjan Kamali talks about her recent novel The Stationery Shop-- a story that begins in 1953 in Iran and spans 60 years. We talk about Per...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2022
  • Length: 28:24
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Caption: Valerie Boyd, Credit: Courtesy: Valerie Boyd
We’re marking Women’s history month by replaying my in-depth interview with the late Valerie Boyd who wrote the acclaimed “Wrapped in Rainbows: the...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Ashleigh Gordon, Credit: Robert Torres Photography
Violist Ashleigh Gordon is the co-founder and artistic/executive director of Castle of our Skins—a music initiative in Boston that celebrates Black...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2022
  • Length: 28:56
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Caption: Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, Credit: David K. Riddick
Meet the new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson! In this podcast, Chair Jackson shares her thoughts about the ...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Hank Jones, Credit: Tom Pich
In celebration of Black History month, we mined the archives and revisited our interview with the late pianist and NEA Jazz Master Hank Jones.

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2022
  • Length: 28:54
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Caption: Donald Harrison, Credit: Courtesy of Donald Harrison
Saxophonist, cultural activist, educator and 2022 NEA Jazz Master Donald Harrison talks about jazz's rich diversity and its roots in New Orleans' ...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Sade Lythcott, Credit: Courtesy of National Black Theatre
CEO of National Black Theatre Sade Lythcott discusses how authentic storytelling heals communities.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2022
  • Length: 28:42
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Caption: Joel Snyder
Educator, advocate and pioneer in audio description, Dr. Joel Snyder talks about putting the visual into words for blind people.

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2022
  • Length: 28:51
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Caption: Dr. Nicole Fleetwood, Credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Art historian, curator, and 2021 MacArthur Fellow, Dr Fleetwood discusses the profound significance of the art created by incarcerated people.

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: 1.	Joy Jones and Roderick Lawrence in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Arena Stage. , Credit: Ryan Maxwell Photography
Actor Joy Jones talks about returning to the stage after the shut-down in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars.

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2022
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Andrew Krivak, Credit: Sharona Jacobs
Andrew Krivak Andrew Krivak talks about The Bear a meditative novel about the last of humanity which is a surprisingly uplifting book and also a re...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 28:55
  • Purchases: 5