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James McNeill Whistler, “Nocturne in Black and Gold, the Falling Rocket,” 1875,

Flinging a Pot of Paint: James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty

Cast your vote. Was the judgement in Whistler's trial a fair one?

Dorothea Lange, 1936

Dorothea Lange: Photographing America

The new NEH-supported documentary Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning examines the life and work of the acclaimed American photographer.

Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. National Archives.

Remembering D-Day: The Humanities and the Experience of War

Experience the lives of ordinary Americans during an extraordinary time

14-year-old apprentice Nat Wheeler in Mission 1: “For Crown or Colony?”

More Prizes for Mission US

Gamers Go for Mission US

Matson Collection at the Library of Congress

Bridging Cultures through Film

1913: Seeds of Conflict

Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887-1968), Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), 1912.

The Armory Show at 100

Art History Repeats Itself

Superman, 1941

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

Zap! Pow! Kazam!: The Creation and Evolution of American Superheroes

Convicts in Barracks

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

A packaged set of four nationally-acclaimed films that tell the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo, from slavery to segregation.

Posted: September 17, 2014

Besa: The Promise Film Festival Schedule

The incredible story of Albanian Muslims saving nearly 2,000 Jews during the Holocaust

Posted: September 9, 2014

Humanities on the Move: NEH projects around the country, October to December 2014

Many events, exhibitions, and programs funded by this division are now circulating around the country—see what may be coming to a location near you.
Posted: September 9, 2014

"Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams" Rebroadcast

Monday, September 8 at 10pm (check local listings)

Posted: August 6, 2014

July 2014 Awards List

List of Awards from July 2014 Council

Posted: July 24, 2014

35th Annual Emmy Awards for News and Documentaries

The Division of Public Programs funds many documentary films over the course of a year and many are widely-celebrated. But when a film is nominated for an Emmy, it is something to celebrate.

Posted: June 24, 2014

The Buddha Rebroadcast

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 9:00p.m. - 11:00 p.m. on PBS, ET (check local listings)

Posted: June 19, 2014

NEH Takes the Lead

Three NEH-funded projects have been awarded the Leadership in History award from the American Association of State and Local History.

Posted: June 24, 2014

NEH Staff at the American Library Association Annual Conference

June 26 through June 30, Las Vegas

Posted: May 21, 2014

Recent Staff Travel

Where we have been

Posted: May 15, 2013

American Alliance for Museums’ 2013 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

Baltimore, Maryland, May 19-22

Posted: February 7, 2013

College Art Association 101st Annual Conference

February 13-16, in New York City

Posted: November 28, 2012

World Congress of Science & Factual Producers Conference

An annual international conference of film and television industry professionals, November 29, 2012

Posted: June 6, 2012

Division Director Karen Mittelman at the Making Media Now Annual Conference

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts, June 8, 2012

Posted: May 23, 2012

Deputy Director Michael Shirley at Games for Change

New York University’s Skirball Center, New York City, June 18-20, 2012