In an era of constrained federal spending, the NEH and NEA highlight their fifty years of investing in American culture and scholarship with an eye toward cost-effectiveness, from the Los Angeles Times.
NEH Council member and President of Oberlin College, Marvin Krislov, pens an op-ed praising the NEH and NEA for disbursing over $13.8 billion in direct and leveraged grant funds since their creation, including support for several notable arts and humanities projects in Ohio, from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
NPR Arts Editor Tom Cole interviews NEH Chairman William Adams and NEA Chairman Jane Chu on the history of the two agencies as they both mark their 50th anniversary since creation by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965, from NPR's All Things Considered.
Time magazine has published photos taken of the NEH’s most notable “McBee cards” – paper cards with notch-holes used to track and categorize grants before the advent of digital computing – including grants to Brando, Chomsky, Wiesel, former NEH Chairman Bruce Cole, and for “Treasures of Tutankhamun.”
The NEH-supported New York Botanical Garden show “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” is expected to surpass 500,000 visitors in total and may set a new attendance record for the site, outdoing its 2012 exhibition “Monet’s Garden” by more than 100,000 people, from the New York Times.