ArchiveArchive

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 »

PCAH Announces New Grants to Stimulate Inclusion of the Arts with Math and Science

In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of integrating the arts into educational curriculum, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) is collaborating with Ovation, America’s only arts network, and Americans for the Arts (AFTA) to introduce the second annual ... Read More »

Second Annual Class of National Student Poets Appointed

Second Annual Class of National Student Poets Appointed
On September 20 in a private ceremony, the President’s Committee Honorary Chair Michelle Obama presented the second class of National Student Poets with their pins, signifying their role as poetry ambassador for the next year. “What these young people learn through reading and writing poetry ... Read More »

Yo-Yo Ma and Damiain Woetzel Conduct a Turnaround Arts Workshop

Yo-Yo Ma and Damiain Woetzel Conduct a Turnaround Arts Workshop
President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities members Yo-Yo Ma and Damian Woetzel conducted a dance and music workshop at Savoy Elementary school in Washington, DC, one of eight schools nationwide to be selected for PCAH’s Turnaround Arts Initiative. Ma is a renowwned cellist and 2001 ... Read More »