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Storytelling Superheroes: A MacArthur-Hosted Discussion at South by Southwest Interactive

Graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel and documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, both 2014 MacArthur Fellows, and broadcast journalist Maria Hinojosa, explore meaningful storytelling across diverse and emerging platforms. Read More

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Foundation President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci shares his insights into philanthropy while discussing his background and his goals for the Foundation. Read More
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Michael Kaiser and Arts in Chicago

Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center, shares what he has learned during his 50-state tour about arts in this time of economic crisis. His presentation is followed by a discussion with leaders of the Chicago ...

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David Simon, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Author, screenwriter, and producer David Simon was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do ...

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Yiyun Li, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Fiction writer Yiyun Li was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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David Cromer, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Theater director David Cromer was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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Nicholas Benson, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Stone carver Nicholas Benson was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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Matthew Carter, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Type designer Matthew Carter was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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Jason Moran, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Jazz Pianist and Composer Jason Moran was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do ...

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Jorge Pardo, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Installation Artist Jorge Pardo was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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Sebastian Ruth, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Violist, violinist, and music educator Sebastian Ruth was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to ...

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