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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Decade of Arts Engagement: Findings from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 2002-2012

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

Analyzes findings across several modes of arts participation (attending visual and performing arts events, reading literature, creating/performing art, and learning about arts) to show how many American adults (and their backgrounds) have participated in art through the 2002-2012 decade.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


When Going Gets Tough: Barriers and Motivations Affecting Arts Attendance

Categories: Arts/Humanities

Examines demographic and socio-economic characteristics of adults who attended visual and performing arts activities in 2012 and also offers perspectives on attitudes, motivations and barriers concerning arts attendance.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Measuring Cultural Engagement: A Quest for New Terms, Tools, and Techniques

Categories: Arts/Humanities

Reports on the results of a June 2014 symposium of U.S. and British cultural officials on new methods for measuring the public’s engagement with arts organizations.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

Latest 25 films named to the National Film Registry.  Includes Saving Private Ryan, Rosemary’s Baby, Little Big Man, Rio Bravo, and the 2 minute Luxo Jr., the living desk lamp that became the Pixar “brand.”  From the Library of Congress


The Art of Empathy: Celebrating Literature in Translation

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading

The importance of translation, from a variety of viewpoints.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Librarian of Congress Appoints Charles Wright Poet Laureate

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Headlines,Libraries/Museums

Press release about the selection of former UVA professor Charles Wright as poet laureate.  Includes background information on the position and a complete list of past poet laureates/consultants in poetry.  From the Library of Congress


Preparatory Action: Culture in EU External Relations

Categories: Arts/Humanities,European Union,Foreign Affairs

Examines how country members of the European Union can use their cultural resources to create a cultural relations strategy to improve relations with other countries.  From the European Commission


Government Doubles Official Estimate: There are 35,000 Active Museums in the U.S.

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology,Statistics

Also describes types of museums and provides a link to the data file.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services


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