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Former Executive Director Megan Beyer with two students from Savoy elementary, which is a Turnaround Arts school.
Former Executive Director Megan Beyer with two students from Savoy elementary, which is a Turnaround Arts school.
Former Honorary PCAH Chair and First Lady Michelle Obama and Former Members of the President's Committee.
Former Honorary PCAH Chair and First Lady Michelle Obama and Former Members of the President's Committee.
Damian Woetzel, former PCAH Member and former New York City Ballet dancer, directs a dance program at the White House to honor Judith Jamison and conduct workshops for young dancers.
Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson
Damian Woetzel, former PCAH Member and former New York City Ballet dancer, directs a dance program at the White House to honor Judith Jamison and conduct workshops for young dancers. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson
At the Supreme Court, Justice Kagan swore in private Members for their second term on the President's Committee.
Photo by Tony Brown
At the Supreme Court, Justice Kagan swore in private Members for their second term on the President's Committee. Photo by Tony Brown

Appointed by the President, the President’s Committee Co-Chairs lead the Committee, which includes both public and private Members. The public Members consist of the heads of 12 federal agencies with cultural programs, including the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the U. S. Departments of Education, Treasury, and State, the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The private Members are appointed by each administration, and represent some of the country’s most prominent and successful artists, actors, architects, dancers, authors, scholars, philanthropists, and businesspeople.

The President’s Committee’s achievements across a variety of arts and humanities fields are made possible by the expertise and leadership of both its private and federal Members, who embody and represent the diverse elements of the U.S. interdependent system of support for the arts and humanities.

Government Members who serve ex-officio

Jane Chu, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Betsy DeVos, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, Library of Congress
Timothy O. Horne, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration
Dr. Kathyrn K. Matthew, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Steven Mnuchin, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Jon Parrish Peede, Acting Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
Earl Powell III, Director, National Gallery of Art
David Rubenstein, Chairman, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
David J. Skorton, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
Rex Tillerson, Secretary, U.S. Department of State
Ryan Zinke, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior