Gary Baseman’s quirky characters explore complex truths.
The beauty of water in the wild is unparalleled. Jim Garland harnesses this brilliance.
Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg questions how DNA might be used against us.
Leaving a mark on the world implies permanence. For Robert Janz, art is more fleeting, like life itself.
Whether on a gallery wall or the side of a car, Kenny Scharf’s exuberant cartoons infuse daily life with a dose of whimsy.
Together, Allora & Calzadilla are one of the world's most dynamic conceptual art power duos.
Greg Dunn’s neuroscience art illustrates the complexity of the human brain.
The art of skater/painter Chemi Rosado-Seijo is founded in community activism.
Reuben Margolin attempts to evoke the natural world with his mechanically-driven kinetic sculptures.
From a young age, pianist Wu Han has understood the virtue of discipline.
Singer-songwriter Lila Downs creates music that reflects her Mexican-American heritage.
A model of perseverance, producer !llmind began his career in his parents' basement.
As opera star Joyce DiDonato has proven, the road to success is a winding one.
Conventional wisdom would have it that partying is all about debauchery. Andrew W.K. respectfully disagrees.
The Havana Lyceum Orchestra is proof of classical music’s importance in Cuba.
Mason Bates challenges existing notions of what belongs in the concert hall.
Buffy Sainte-Marie's 1960s protest songs made her the subject of FBI attention. Fifty years on, she wouldn't change a thing.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is leading the charge into jazz's next chapter.
Young adult author Jason Reynolds truly believes that children are our future.
Young adult author Shannon Hale believes kids should have access to stories of all kinds.
Finding your place in a new society is always jarring. For poet Cheryl Boyce Taylor, staying connected to her native culture kept her grounded.
Author Danzy Senna’s heritage gives her a unique perspective on race in America.
Progress comes from those who push against convention. Poet Kenneth Goldsmith has disrupted his field by rejecting the very notion of originality.
Tommy Pico designed his epic poetry to drown your newsfeed.
Nelson is one of her generation’s most celebrated writers and critical thinkers.
Teacher-turned-cartoonist Gene Yang believes in the educational power of comics.
Handler is better known as Lemony Snicket, author of the popular children's book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events.
For choreographer Heidi Latsky, disability is no disadvantage.
The works of choreographer Kyle Abraham feel like a memoir.
The classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam survived colonial oppression and today exemplifies Indian identity both at home and abroad.
In the popular imagination, tango is an exotic seduction born on the sultry streets of Buenos Aires. In truth, it’s a complex improvised form danced the world over.
It’s rare for an artist to disavow her own genre, but Elizabeth Streb may well be the most fervently anti-dance choreographer you’ve ever met.
Despite only occasional glimpses of the mainstream, tap dance remains an iconic American art form.
Tap superstar Michelle Dorrance has split the difference between the athletic and the aesthetic paths forged by her parents: a professional ballet dancer and a World Cup winning women’s soccer coach.