National Endowment for the Arts: 50th Anniversary!

To demonstrate the NEA's evolvement around the U.S., Sight & Sound interviewed curators and artists at the Hawaii State Art Museum and travelled to Guam to share the Chamorro culture.

The Chamorros of Guam were known for their “simple” invention of ingenuity, the flying proa, which skimmed the surface. It established a speed record in the 1700s and was unmatched for another century. 

Son of legendary navigator Mau Piailug, Master Antonio Piailug is carving a "Sakman" (traditional voyaging canoe) by hand with his crew. When asked why he was building it, he replied... "to sail it, why else?"