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Sunil Iyengar

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Quick Study: Positive Psych Researchers Take on Art Museums

In this episode, we consider art museums as venues for human flourishing, as tracked by NEA-supported researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. The source...

A Conversation with Novelist Andrew Krivak

Andrew Krivak’s novel The Bear, which is a recent NEA Big Read title, is a story about the last of humanity. Yet the book somehow...

Sharing Ownership of a National Research Agenda for the Arts

I am his Highness’ dog at Kew; Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you? – Alexander Pope, “Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog...

Quick Study: Music and Mood Regulation in the First Wave of COVID

In this month’s episode, we consult an international study to learn how music-listening and music-making were affected in the first few months of the...

Sweating the Big Stuff for Small Nonprofits – Plus New Jobs Numbers

In the first few months of the pandemic, I often heard speculation about the extent to which shutdowns, event cancellations, social distancing, and a...