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National Student Poets Bring Poetry to Life for Audiences Around the Country

National Student Poets Bring Poetry to Life for Audiences Around the Country
Since the National Student Poets Program (NSPP) launched the class of 2013 last September, these five teenage poets have  been actively participating in readings and workshops, ranging from the White House to military bases to teacher conferences to local libraries, and more. By design, ... Read More »

PCAH's Film Forward's Dancing in Jaffa and the Power of Cultural Diplomacy

PCAH's Film Forward's Dancing in Jaffa  and the Power of Cultural Diplomacy
Film Forward’s Dancing in Jaffa and its principal subject world-renowned dancer Pierre Dulaine were recently showcased by the Aspen Institute Art Program at an event in Washington, DC.  The Carnegie Institute of Peace provided a perfect setting for the film, which tells the story of what ... Read More »

First Lady Michelle Obama Presents 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award

First Lady Michelle Obama praised the power of the arts to change young people's lives as she presented the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards to thirteen programs at a ceremony in the White House’s East Room. With help from the heads of each of the program’s federal partners—the ... Read More »

President Barack Obama Appoints Seven Members to the President's Committee

President Barack Obama appointed seven new members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. They will join 30 other private members appointed by the President and twelve federal representatives, whose agencies have cultural programs such as the National Endowments for the ... Read More »

Save America’s Treasures Restores Another Icon of the African-American Experience

Save America’s Treasures Restores Another Icon of the African-American Experience
A 77-ton, vintage Pullman rail car was recently lifted by two massive cranes into the construction pit of the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture. The shrink wrapped Jim-Crow era railway car’s placement in the museum, which will be built around it, culminated almost two ... Read More »