National Endowment for the Arts Celebrates National Arts
and Humanities Month!
Check out these arts events taking place across the country during
National Arts and Humanities Month.
- At Maine's Abbe Museum, Twisted Path: Contemporary Native Artists Walking in Two Worlds features artwork that reflects personal stories about tribal identity.
- Join one of America's finest professional male vocal ensembles, Cantus, for a night of both song and discussion. Presented by the Anchorage Concert Association.
- Join tens of thousands of blues fans in Helena for three days and three stages of stirring and uplifting performances at the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival.
- At the Asheville Art Museum, Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space explores the artist's connection to western North Carolina and Black Mountain College.
- Expect freestyle clogging, flatfooting, and plenty of fiddling at the Old-Time Fiddlers Reunion hosted by West Virginia's Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College.
- Ballet West presents The Dream, a ballet by Sir Frederick Ashton based on Shakespeare's mischievous masterpiece A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- A modern-day Our Town comes to Idaho in Boise Contemporary Theater's production of Craig Wright's The Pavilion.
- On view at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts the exhibition Daily Strife features photographs, digital images, and installations by artists from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
- Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts creates a musical journey through the Mesozoic Era in Dinosaurs.
- The Chicago Architecture Foundation exhibit Chicago Model City explores the city's growth through architectural models and digital media.
- Philadelphia's Clay Studio presents there and not there, a collection of deceivingly simple sculptures by John Utgaard.
- Experience the captivating story of one man's fight with windmills and quest for the perfect woman at Colorado Ballet Company's Don Quixote.
- Join the world renowned lantern spectacle in Baltimore’s Patterson Park for Creative Alliance's annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade.
- Legendary saxophonist Charles Lloyd and his New Quartet take the stage to kick off Da Camera of Houston's jazz series.
- Join the Delaware Symphony Orchestra in Dover for "Written on the Winds," celebrating the beauty of woodwinds and brass.
- Seattle swings with more than 50 unique concerts and events in venues throughout the city during the 21st annual Earshot Jazz Festival.
- Indianapolis's Eiteljorg Museum showcases one of the greatest Western artists in Moments and Monuments: The Plein Air and Studio Paintings of Curt Walters.
- The FirstWorks Festival in Providence looks forward and back, celebrating the country's master musicians and filmmakers as well as cutting-edge digital artists.
- Dynamic percussionist Dafnis Prieto brings his distinctive sabor to Latin jazz at Burlington's Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.
- With oral histories, film, and artifacts, the Historical Museum of Southern Florida explores the political, economic, and cultural contributions of diverse black communities in Miami.
- Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet pays homage to gospel great Thomas A. Dorsey at New Hampshire's Hopkins Center for the Arts.
- The Hunter Museum of American Art presents Jellies: Living Art, an exhibition of contemporary studio glass curated to complement the jellyfish exhibit at the neighboring Tennessee Aquarium.
- The Houston Ballet opens the New Orleans Ballet Association's 40th-anniversary season with works by four of the world’s preeminent choreographers.
- See real-life Colorado citizens from the 1880s come to life on the stage at the Intermountain Opera Association.
- Visit Kentucky's International Bluegrass Music Museum and walk down the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, the music industry's tribute to the pioneers of bluegrass.
- Traditional music from Ireland makes its way to Hawaii's Big Island as the renowned Irish band Dervish performs at the Kahilu Theatre.
- Watch the San Francisco Symphony explore the music and stories of Hector Berlioz, Charles Ives, and Dmitri Shostakovich on PBS's Keeping Score Season 2.
- The Lied Center of Kansas hosts the Trey McIntyre Project and the Midwest premiere of their multimedia work The Sun Road.
- The longest running Off-Broadway musical in history comes to New Haven in Long Wharf Theatre's production of The Fantasticks.
- The Milwaukee Public Library hosts a reading with writers from Woodland Pattern Book Center's Creativity and Aging writing workshop.
- Explore works by Paul Cézanne and the artists he influenced in Montclair Art Museum's traveling exhibit Cézanne and American Modernism.
- Visit the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts to see Patrick Dougherty's site-specific outdoor sculptures, made from saplings.
- See a collection of challenging, thought-provoking, and bold performances at Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit's annual theatrical festival of one-act plays.
- Nebraska Arts Council's Fred Simon Gallery presents work by Nebraska artists Jess Benjamin, Richard L. Austin, and Kimberly Thomas.
- At the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, artists stop the flow of time in Nature Morte/Still Life, an exhibition of 19th and 20th century prints and drawings.
- The 7th annual openhousenewyork Weekend explores art and architecture in all five New York City boroughs through tours, workshops, and more.
- Starring Ewa Podles in her Boston stage debut, Opera Boston brings to life Rossini's epic drama Tancredi.
- Puerto Rico's Arts Council presents its 45th annual international theater festival, which celebrates veteran actor and playwright Walter Rodríguez.
- The Reno Chamber Orchestra and pianist Pavel Kaspar present Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4.
- Celebrate American culture through music, dance traditional crafts, storytelling and food at the Richmond Folk Festival.
- Iowa City's Riverside Theatre brings the unforgettable story of Anne Frank's candor, wit, and courage to the stage in The Diary of Anne Frank.
- Painter and author Rackstraw Downes talks about confronting the familiar in his work as part of Santa Fe Arts Institute's yearlong lecture series.
- The South Dakota Symphony goes ghoulish with a Halloween concert featuring Paul Dukas's Sorcerer's Apprentice, Camille Saint-Saëns's Dance Macabre, and other witchy works.
- Taos Center for the Arts is the first stage on Lula Washington Dance Theatre's 17-stop 30th-anniversary tour.
- The Arts Center in Jamestown, North Dakota, showcases artists Kay Ornberg and Mary Pfeifer in Two Artists, Two Women, Two Friends . . . A Lifetime of Seeing.
- The Thelonius Monk Institute celebrates all that's jazz with its 22nd annual international competition and an all-star gala concert.
- Tulsa Ballet presents a spectacularly theatrical retelling of the classic Dracula tale.
- The University of Arizona Poetry Center hosts poet Sandra Alcosser for a reading and discussion about the effects of placing poems in zoos.
- As part of The Big Read, the University of South Carolina Arts Institute presents a reading by five South Carolina poets of original poems based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
- Join one of the book discussions on A Wizard of Earthsea taking place at local library branches as part of the University of Southern Mississippi's The Big Read.
- Presented by Oregon's White Bird, the Hofesh Shechter Company performs the energetic all-men's piece Uprising and the deeply personal and provocative In your rooms.
- Ohio's Wick Poetry Center waxes poetic with an evening of readings by award-winning poets Stephen Dunn and Edward Micus.
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