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Listening to the voices of California's people.
Arcata's Anne Bown-Crawford is new director of the California Arts Council
Anne Bown-Crawford of Arcata is a longtime visual and performing arts teacher and a working studio artist. She's also the new director of the California Arts Council.
There's more arts education in LA than you might expect, but not for everyone
A new survey demonstrated a surprisingly high level of arts instruction happening in L.A. County schools. But there's still work to do.
Arts-rich preschool readies kids for learning
New research finds large benefits from a Head Start program that emphasizes the arts.
SLO arts groups set sights on California cultural district designation
Local arts groups hope that someday San Luis Obispo's downtown might earn an official state designation as a Cultural District, highlighting more than history and kitsch.
Which museums are taking part in the upcoming free-admission day? Here's the complete list
Los Angeles Times
This year the special day for free admission to dozens of Southern California institutions is set for Jan. 28.
13 artists give advice to their younger selves
Artists respond to a simple but fraught question: What wisdom would you offer your younger self?
Gov. Brown selects Arcata teacher to lead California Arts Council
Lost Coast Outpost
Anne Bown-Crawford has been named the new Director of the California Arts Council.
37 museums in Southern California will be free on January 28
Institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the Craft & Folk Art Museum are participating in the free admission initiative.
Is Instagram hurting or helping art?
Los Angeles Magazine
With more and more museums catering to the social media set, it's a question worth pondering.
Striking a chord, NIH taps the brain to find how music heals
The challenge: Harnessing music to do more than comfort the sick. Now, the National Institutes of Health is bringing together musicians, music therapists and neuroscientists to tap into the brain's circuitry and figure out how.
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