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Article ID: 710736

National Portrait Gallery Presents “In Mid-Sentence”

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will present “In Mid-Sentence,” a selection of photographs from the museum’s collection that, when seen together, showcase the camera’s ability to capture people in dialogue. Featuring more than 25 images of people in the midst of public speeches, intimate confessions, shared jokes, political confrontations and other forms of verbal exchange, the exhibition will explore the power of visual communication.

3-Apr-2019 4:50 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 710719

South Dakota poet receives 2018 Whirling Prize

South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University English Professor Christine Stewart received the 2018 Whirling Prize in Poetry from Etchings Press for her book, “Bluewords Greening.”

3-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 710624

English professor named NEA Creative Writing Fellow

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

West Virginia University professor Jenny Johnson has been named a 2019 National Endowment for Arts Creative Writing Fellow. An assistant professor in the Department of English, she is using the award to write and do research toward her second book of poems.

2-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 710602

Opera is Dead...Or is it?

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Here in the United States, the world of opera is shifting, changing, and finding ways to survive through a decline in ticket sales. Experts have attributed opera’s troubles to high ticket prices, an aging audience, and a failure to modernize. A new, younger generation of opera artists and enthusiasts at Rutgers offer insight into the changing landscape of opera, including through Snapchat and Instagram giveaways. And Eduardo Chama, co-head of Opera Theater Rutgers at Mason Gross and a Grammy winning opera composer says there are effective ways to save opera, but it might mean looking to other countries’ success in order to make a foundational change.

2-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 710606

Alfre Woodard to speak at Tufts commencement May 19

Tufts University

Actor, producer and activist Alfre Woodard will deliver the commencement address to the Tufts University Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19.

2-Apr-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Pop Culture


Article ID: 710588

Historic Ruin Rises to the Challenge

Menokin Foundation

The NEH awarded the Menokin Foundation a $500,000 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant, one of 22 such grants. The 3:1 challenge, seeking to leverage federal funds against private investment, requires Menokin to raise $1.5 million. Menokin will stabilize the 18th century National Historic Landmark for educational programming.

2-Apr-2019 5:05 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 710559

Lecture To Explore “Frontiers in Musical Interactive System Design & Aesthetics”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a lecture by McGill University’s Marcelo M. Wanderley titled “Frontiers in Musical Interactive System Design & Aesthetics” on April 5, 2019.

1-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT


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