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: 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
  • Purchases: 1
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.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, WMPG, and RADIOLEX


  • Added: Jan 15, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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
  • Purchases: 2
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
Caption: Maria Schneider, Credit: Jimmy and Dena Katz
We revisit a conversation with 2019 NEA Jazz Master composer, conductor, and arranger Maria Schneider who creates highly original and evocative com...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2021
  • Length: 28:53
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: NJPAC, Credit: NJPAC
Executive Vice President & Executive Producer of NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center) David Rodriguez discusses the centrality of community in...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Kelly Church  (Ottawa and Pottawatomi), Credit: Richard Church (Ottawa and Pottawatomi)
Revisiting Kelly Church (Ottawa/Pottawatomi) 2018 National Heritage Fellow and Black Ash Basket Maker talks about sustaining and expanding an arti...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Arlo Iron CLoud, Credit: Greg Latza
Through multi-media, Arlo Iron Cloud seeks an accurate representation of Lakota people, culture, and traditions.

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:44
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Cedric Burnside, Credit: Stephen Payne
Hill Country Blues Musician, Songwriter and 2021 National Heritage Fellow Cedric Burnside talks about bringing his musical roots to the 21st centur...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ukulele workshop for veterans and military families at Veterans and the Arts Initiative at George Mason University. , Credit: Dr. Niyati Dhokai
Program Director of the Veterans and the Arts Initiative at George Mason University Niyati Dhokai talks about creating an intergenerational communi...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2021
  • Length: 28:46
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Louie Pérez, Credit: Hypothetical
Louie Pérez the co-founder, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter for 2021 National Heritage Fellow Award-winning band Los Lobos talks about keepin...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Open Style Lab's Grace Jun works on garment design concepts at NYU Langone Health’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities, Credit: Open Style Lab
A conversation about disability design from an overview to disability design in practice

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Snehal Desai, Credit: Courtesy of East West Players
Snehal Desai talks about producing new Asian-American, socially-conscious theater at East West Players

Bought by KZUM, RADIOLEX, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Marisel Vera , Credit:  Wes Carrasquillo
Marisel Vera talks about unpacking the history of late 19th century Puerto Rico for her novel “The Taste of Sugar.”

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kate DiCamillo, Credit: Courtesy: Candlewick Press
A conversation with YA and children’s author Kate DiCamillo about reading and writing.

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Elena Martinez, Credit: Francisco Molina Reyes II
Folklorist, film producer, and co-artistic director of the Bronx Music Heritage Center Elena Martínez talks about the Latin music in the streets of...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Angel Blue, Credit: Jack Hill
Meet soprano Angel Blue who is opening the new season at the Metropolitan Opera's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones." Composed by Terence Blanchard, it's t...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:44
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Reggio McLaughlin, Credit: Reggio McLaughlin
Tap Dancer and 2021 National Heritage Fellow, Reginald “Reggio the Hoofer” McLaughlin tap-dancing from Chicago’s subways to stages around the world.

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Ford’s Theatre commemorates the anniversary of 9/11 with Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial. We speak with Producer Sue Frost and D...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KZUM, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and RADIOLEX


  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Karen Anne Hoffman, Credit: James Kelly
We revisit my conversation with Karen Ann Hoffmann Iroquois raised bead worker and 2020 National Heritage Fellow. She takes traditional art and rei...

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3