Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Showcasing the Abilities of Artists with Disabilities in 2020

2020 marked Arts of Life’s 20th Anniversary year. Over two decades we have grown to run two art studios supporting 60 artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Chicago-land. For those marginalized by disability, Arts of Life supplies the rare opportunity to find meaningful work and a sense of community inclusion that can ultimately lead to dignity, freedom, choice, and a sense of belonging. There was much to celebrate, but instead our plans were cancelled and the year seemed doomed to end in a whimper.

Honoring the Legacy of our Greatest Generation

Our great country is filled with beautiful museums, but Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is the only one that sits on Ford Island, America’s WWII aviation battlefield. On December 7, 1941, the very grounds on which we are located became the site of the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor.

Each year, first hand memories of the December 7, 1941 attack grow dimmer. Yet the lessons learned, the strength and resilience of the American spirit that followed, remain vital – we must all remember Pearl Harbor.

Solel International CFC number 44945

I am veteran Danny Asberry-El and we are Solel International CFC number 44945. Have you ever felt like your creativity would be somehow boxed and contained if you will... Our veteran ran nonprofit allows everyone young and old to realize their potential through the pathways of arts culture and continued education. Together with our creatives, we’ve made the first augmented reality murals in Houston Galveston, and the kingdom of Bahrain.

Arts Adventures: Inclusive Art Programming for Students with Autism

Arts for Learning Virginia (A4L) has a long history of serving the children and families of Virginia, providing arts-integrated literacy programs that help pre-K to 12th grade students build academic and social-emotional skills. We are the leading provider of quality arts-in-education programming in the state, motivated by a firm belief that the creativity and critical thinking gained by exposure to the arts are essential aspects to a child’s development.

Army Medicine Matters

The Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Museum is the storehouse for thousands of historically significant artifacts that tell the story of Army medicine history from the Revolutionary War to today. These artifacts include various iterations of training devices used throughout time, artworks from the battlefields, portions of the first hospitals from the Revolutionary War, uniforms from historically significant women and men, medical evacuation vehicles, and more.