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: Eva Enciñias, Credit: Courtesy of NIF
Flamenco Artist and 2022 National Heritage Fellow Eva Enciñias has spent her life to elevating flamenco while weaving it into the fabric of communi...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2022
  • Length: 28:54
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Caption: David Serkin Ludwig
David Serkin Ludwig talks about his life in music both as a composer and as an educator dedicated to new music and expanding the music community

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2022
  • Length: 28:26
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Caption: Community Farm, Credit: Courtesy of Sipp Culture
Carlton Turner talks about the work of Sipp Culture which uses story to uncover and support cultural and economic development in Utica, Mississippi.

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2022
  • Length: 28:54
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Caption: Vanessa Hua, Credit: Andria Lo
Author Vanessa Hua discusses her fiction and her determination to shine a light on the multiplicity of voices within the Chinese-American diaspora

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: CJ Hunt, Credit: Paavo Hannien
We’re revisiting this 2021 interview with filmmaker CJ Hunt who discusses his Emmy Award nominated documentary The Neutral Ground which explores t...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 28:32
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Caption: Jenny Mendez
Jenny Mendez discusses the Mattie Rhodes Art & Cultural Center’s work in arts education and community programming.

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2022
  • Length: 28:49
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Caption: Jacob Ming-Trent
Jacob Ming-Trent talks about his career on stage playing Shakespeare, why he left and why he returned.

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2022
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Victor Lodato
Victor Lodato talks about creating a New Jersey gothic with "Edgar and Lucy."

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2022
  • Length: 29:02
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Caption: Sarah Smarsh, Credit: Paul Andrews
Sarah Smarsh discusses her book Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth which is 2022-2023 NEA Big Read...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Henry Threadgill, Credit: Nhumi Threadgill
Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and 2021 NEA Jazz Master Henry Threadgill reflects on his musical life and shares his thoughts about improvised mu...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 28:47
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Caption: Louie Pérez of Los Lobos, Credit: Hypothetical
Songwriter and instrumentalist Louie Pérez takes us through the 50 year journey of the legendary band and 2021 National Heritage fellows Los Lobos.

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2022
  • Length: 28:56
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Caption: Shanta Thake at Summer for the City, Credit: Kevin Yatarola; used courtesy of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Chief Artistic Officer of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) Shanta Thake talks about programming that speaks to the needs of New York C...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2022
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Lisa Donovan
Dr Lisa Donovan, co-director of the Berkshire Regional Arts Integration Network, discusses the work being done with support from the Arts Endowme...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2022
  • Length: 28:31
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Caption: Saheem Ali, Credit: Courtesy of The Public Theater
Associate Artistic Director of The Public Theater as well as the director of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Fat Ham,” Saheem Ali talks about wo...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2022
  • Length: 28:31
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Caption: Rhiannon Giddens, Credit: Ebru Yildiz
In this 2021 interview, singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and artistic director of Silkroad Rhiannon Giddens talks about the Black roots of ...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Michael R. Jackson, Credit: Zack DeZon
Michael R. Jackson--the creator of A Strange Loop—talks about the origins and evolution of the prize-winning musical.

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Sonja Kostich and Stella Abrera, Credit: Quinn Wharton
Sonja Kostich and Stella Abrera—both Asian Americans, former dancers, and co-leaders of Kaatsbaan Cultural Park—talk about the organization and its...

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  • Added: May 31, 2022
  • Length: 28:58
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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
  • Purchases: 5