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First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a poetry reading in honor of the 2014 National Student Poets from left: Cameron Messinides, Madeleine LeCesne, Ashley Gong, Julia Falkner, and Weston Clark in the Blue Room of the White House, Sept. 18, 2014. Photo by Paul Morse
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a poetry reading in honor of the 2014 National Student Poets from left: Cameron Messinides, Madeleine LeCesne, Ashley Gong, Julia Falkner, and Weston Clark in the Blue Room of the White House, Sept. 18, 2014. Photo by Paul Morse
First Lady Michelle Obama concentrates on painting with help from young people from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling during a community service project dedicated to military service families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton)
First Lady Michelle Obama concentrates on painting with help from young people from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling during a community service project dedicated to military service families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton)
President Obama presents author Philip Roth with a National Humanities medal. Roth was one of 20 arts and humanities medalists to be honored for their achievements and contributions to the nation. Photo by Tony Browm
President Obama presents author Philip Roth with a National Humanities medal. Roth was one of 20 arts and humanities medalists to be honored for their achievements and contributions to the nation. Photo by Tony Browm
A visual reminder of Butte’s mining and labor heritage, which played a key role in America's emergence as an industrial nation. This mineyard headframe is one of eight that was restored with a 2010 Save America’s Treasures grant.
A visual reminder of Butte’s mining and labor heritage, which played a key role in America's emergence as an industrial nation. This mineyard headframe is one of eight that was restored with a 2010 Save America’s Treasures grant.
Film Forward Filmmaker Vikram Motwane discusses his film "Udaan" with audience members in Tunis. "Udaan" was one of four Film Forward films shown in Tunisia as part of this cultural engagement program.
Film Forward Filmmaker Vikram Motwane discusses his film "Udaan" with audience members in Tunis. "Udaan" was one of four Film Forward films shown in Tunisia as part of this cultural engagement program.
PCAH, the Smithsonian, NEA, NEH, and IMLS launched an effort to save Haiti's artworks, archives, and artifacts. Photo by Ken Solomon
PCAH, the Smithsonian, NEA, NEH, and IMLS launched an effort to save Haiti's artworks, archives, and artifacts. Photo by Ken Solomon

World-Famous Artists Visit Turnaround Arts School in Washington, D.C.

Turnaround Arts publicly launched its new partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on February 7th by bringing Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, and Larisa Martínez, David Garibaldi, Autumn de Forest, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Chancellor Antwan Wilson to Bunker Hill ... Read More »

Why the Arts Must be at the Table

The Wilson Center, together with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, ArtPlace America, and Partners for Livable Communities, hosted a conference on December 6, 2016 to celebrate NEA's 50th anniversary publication, How to Do Creative Placemaking. Rip Rapson, President ... Read More »

First Lady Michelle Obama Honors 2016 NAHYP Award Winners at White House Ceremony

First Lady Michelle Obama Honors 2016 NAHYP Award Winners at White House Ceremony
First Lady Michelle Obama recognized and celebrated 12 young people from across the country on behalf of the award-winning creative youth development programs in which they participate. The children and teens represented the 12 after-school and out-of-school-time programs that received the ... Read More »

PCAH Cuban Delegation Artist Joshua Bell and Chamber Orchestra of Havana Perform at Lincoln Center

PCAH Cuban Delegation Artist Joshua Bell and Chamber Orchestra of Havana Perform at Lincoln Center
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, PBS’  Live From Lincoln Center will broadcast Joshua Bell: Seasons of Cuba on December 16, 2016. Last April, Bell was an artist delegate of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities' Cultural Delegation to Cuba, the first official ... Read More »

PCAH Honors National Medals Winners

PCAH Honors National Medals Winners
In a ceremony at the White House, 10 National Medals of Arts and 12 National Humanities Medals were presented by President Barack Obama to legendary artists, renowned scholars, musicians, historians, actors, and institutions. The awards honor extraordinary contributions to the arts ... Read More »