arts

Artwork depicting bridge over river with boats (© Compton & Co./Library of Congress)

The world’s largest library offers digital collections

Did you know you can find a rundown of popular memes in the Library of Congress' digital collections? Learn about its other treasures.
Opening shot of video with headshots of 25 MacArthur grant winners (© John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Celebrating the 2021 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ innovators [video]

The MacArthur Foundation announced the winners of its annual "genius grants." Read about how the winners are using their creativity.
Mural depicting many African American historical figures (Courtesy of Collection of the Hampton University Museum)

Preserving a historic African American mural for future generations

Learn about an important piece of art that the National Trust for Historic Preservation is working to protect for future generations.
Woman gesturing toward her face standing next to man holding microphone (© Scott Legato/Getty Images)

How do sign language interpreters work?

Learn about the federal laws that require sign language interpreters in the United States and where you'll regularly find them.
Toni Stone holding a baseball (© Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

Meet Toni Stone, who broke barriers in baseball

Toni Stone was a pioneering figure in baseball. Many sports fans don't know her name, but a play about her life explains why they should.
Composite of three portraits (© Michael Palma Mir, © Geandy Pavón and © Guadalupe Maravilla/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

Meet groundbreaking U.S. Latinx artists

A new U.S. arts grant funded by the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow 15 Latinx artists to expand their work.
The Metropolitan Opera House is illuminated at dusk (© Kathy Willens/AP Images)

U.S. opera houses reopen to live audiences

As U.S. opera companies reopen their doors, many are finding new ways to lure back live audiences — and reconnect artists with opera lovers.
Woman smiling in front of laptop computer with open book nearby (© Shutterstock)

Readers without borders

Membership in reading groups grew beyond the limits of geography when meetings went virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Man sitting in front of piano (© Brynn Anderson/AP Images)

The African diaspora thrives in the United States

In honor of the U.N.'s first International Day for People of African Descent, learn about six notable Americans who have African ancestry.