National Endowment for the Arts

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Laumeier Sculpture Park Named World's 3rd Most Amazing Sculpture Garden [Photos]

    If you'd like to spend this summer taking in some outdoor art, you're in luck. A new list says St. Louis has two of the ten best sculpture parks in the world. Best Value Schools, a site that matches students with cost-effective universities, released a list of the world's top 25 sculpture gardens, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Will Shakespeare to Become Biggest Hipster on Cherokee Street

    When Rick Dildine moved to St. Louis from Chicago in 2009 to assume the post of executive director of the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, he, like many other newcomers to the city, was struck by the number of dead-end streets. "They're blocked-off, chopped-up by concrete culverts covered with gr ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Rep Receives Grant to Force Local Kids to Watch Shakespeare

    image via‚ÄčThe Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has just received a $25,000 grant to participate in the National Endowment of the Arts' Shakespeare for a New Generation program, plus an additional $10,000 from Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Rep will use the m ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Cultural Festivals Receives NEA Big Read Grant for St. Louis to Meet Today's Tom Sawyer Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which Mark Twain published in 1876, recounts the adventures of a young boy growing up in the 1840s in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi.These adventures include: tricking his pals into whitew ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 7, 2009
  • Culture

    September 10, 2008
  • News

    January 30, 2008

    River Styx keeps on rolling.

    After thirty-plus years, it's still a literary force of nature.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    The Real Stories from Iraq

    I wish you could've been there. Last night Andrew Carroll and Jeff Shaara took the mic at the main branch of the St. Louis Public Library downtown and told the story of how Operation Homecoming came to be. The book, in case you haven't heard of it, is subtitled Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2006
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2006

    Another Man Done Gone

    Jennifer Silverberg Henry Townsend, 1909-2006 Henry Townsend, often called the patriarch of the St. Louis blues and the recipient of a National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, died Sunday, September 24 of pulmonary edema. He was 96 years old. Townsend died in Grafton, Wis ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 6, 2006


    A new installation does justice to the functional beauty of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

  • News

    August 30, 2006

    Total Exhibitionist

    Matthew Strauss has audacious plans to remake the city's art scene.

  • Culture

    November 9, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater

  • Culture

    September 8, 2004

    Seasoned to Taste

    Steven Woolf dishes on the Rep's repertoire

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Arts Organization

    COCA (Center of Creative Arts)

  • Culture

    February 5, 2003

    Zero Effect

    Governor Bob Holden proposes zero dollars for the Missouri Arts Council

  • Film

    November 20, 2002

    Native Son

    Sherman Alexie gets a load off his chest in The Business of Fancydancing

  • News

    December 5, 2001

    Emmy Award

    Emily Pulitzer's gift to St. Louis has arrived in a concrete box. Hidden inside: the portrait of a woman who changed the city.

  • Music

    January 10, 2001

    Giant Steps

    Enthusiasm fueled Ken Burns' new documentary on jazz, but the pursuit of profit also looms large

  • News

    July 19, 2000

    This Ain't No Party

    Ross Perot launched the Reform Party as the voice of the American people. Eight years later, it's a shrill, staticky free-for-all, and the moderates can't get heard.

  • Culture

    February 23, 2000

    Capitol Ideas

    Mr. Silva goes to Jefferson City

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    Public Exchange

    Artist Mary Miss' plan for the space next to the new Federal Courthouse is vastly different from the statues and monolithic sculptures of the past. It's public art that actually keeps the public in mind.

  • News

    April 21, 1999

    Grand Illusion

    Ten years ago, Grand Center Inc. set out to create the region's "premier arts, entertainment and education district." They fixed the sidewalks and brought in the lights. It's a nice place to visit, but nobody stays.