Arts

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Freedom of speech and power of the arts [video]

The United States government respects the right of writers and artists to express themselves freely. Learn more about freedom of speech in America.
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Small grants boost U.S. artists and students

In the face of a national crisis, arts can help heal. Find out how small grants are helping artists and students across the U.S. to tell their stories.
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America’s library creates ‘ultimate stay-at-home playlist’

The Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for posterity each year. Find out which ones were recently tapped for this distinction.
Rafael Campo leaning on a wall (© Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

Poetry helps American physicians to heal

A growing number of American doctors are embracing the healing power of poetry, both to help people cope with illness and to express themselves.
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Smithsonian makes millions of images free to the public

Learn more about how you can freely download and use newly released images from the Smithsonian Institution's online database.
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African Americans honored in stamp series [photo gallery]

These photographs show some of the outstanding African Americans featured in the U.S. Postal Service's Black Heritage stamp series.
Man holding many Oscar trophies (© Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Images)

South Korean film makes Oscar history

"Parasite," a South Korean dark comedy, made Academy Awards history by being the first foreign-language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
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Protecting intellectual property rights [poster]

Protecting intellectual property rights and making sure that innovators are paid what they deserve are a U.S. priority. Download this free poster.
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Connecting Peruvian artists to the world

Learn about a U.S.-backed program that helps former coca farmers find legitimate work like pottery and connects them with producer associations.