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U.S. artists and art leaders traveled to Havana, Cuba in April 2016 to meet with Cuban artists and art leaders to strengthen their relationship through their common bond of the arts and culture. Here U.S. delegation arrives in Cuba. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
U.S. artists and art leaders traveled to Havana, Cuba in April 2016 to meet with Cuban artists and art leaders to strengthen their relationship through their common bond of the arts and culture. Here U.S. delegation arrives in Cuba. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
Representative Don Beyer and PCAH Executive Director Megan Beyer (white dress) are greeted by by U.S. Ambassador to Cuba Jeffrey DeLaurentis.
Representative Don Beyer and PCAH Executive Director Megan Beyer (white dress) are greeted by by U.S. Ambassador to Cuba Jeffrey DeLaurentis.
PCAH Committee Member John Lloyd Young with students at elementary school Escuela Manuel Fernandez Roig. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
PCAH Committee Member John Lloyd Young with students at elementary school Escuela Manuel Fernandez Roig. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
Artist to artist engagement such as this visit to Compañía de Danza Lizt Alfonso by actor and PCAH member Alfre Woodard and Smokey Robinson played a key role in the cultural delegation to Cuba. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
Artist to artist engagement such as this visit to Compañía de Danza Lizt Alfonso by actor and PCAH member Alfre Woodard and Smokey Robinson played a key role in the cultural delegation to Cuba. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
PCAH co-chairs and delegation committee members meet with Cuban counterparts at the Cuban Ministry of Culture for a bilateral working group meeting. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
PCAH co-chairs and delegation committee members meet with Cuban counterparts at the Cuban Ministry of Culture for a bilateral working group meeting. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
American soprano Larissa Martinez sings at El Fábrica de Arte Cubano. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
American soprano Larissa Martinez sings at El Fábrica de Arte Cubano. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
Margo Lion, PCAH Co-Chair, opens the closing bilateral meeting with a summary of three days of artistic events and meetings, which will result in some of the first U.S. government supported cultural exchanges between Cuba and the U.S. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
Margo Lion, PCAH Co-Chair, opens the closing bilateral meeting with a summary of three days of artistic events and meetings, which will result in some of the first U.S. government supported cultural exchanges between Cuba and the U.S. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
NEA Chair Jane Chu greets Cuban Culture Minister Julián González Toledo. In Cuba, she announced a new NEA initiative to support artistic and cultural activities with Cuba and Cuban artists. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
NEA Chair Jane Chu greets Cuban Culture Minister Julián González Toledo. In Cuba, she announced a new NEA initiative to support artistic and cultural activities with Cuba and Cuban artists. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
Delegation artist and singer Usher joins Yazek Manzano in a public concert for the Cuban people as part of the the U.S. cultural delegation to Cuba. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
Delegation artist and singer Usher joins Yazek Manzano in a public concert for the Cuban people as part of the the U.S. cultural delegation to Cuba. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
George Stevens Jr. makes closing remarks to the assembled U.S. delegation and Cuban counterparts after a very engaging and welcoming visit. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
George Stevens Jr. makes closing remarks to the assembled U.S. delegation and Cuban counterparts after a very engaging and welcoming visit. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
A dance performance by Esterio Segura's Studio was one many examples of Cuba's rich cultural life. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
A dance performance by Esterio Segura's Studio was one many examples of Cuba's rich cultural life. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino
William D. Adams, NEH Chair, announced that his agency will be supporting a delegation of conservators and students, who will visit Cuba for a cultural exchange with their Cuban counterparts about conservation methods and practices.
William D. Adams, NEH Chair, announced that his agency will be supporting a delegation of conservators and students, who will visit Cuba for a cultural exchange with their Cuban counterparts about conservation methods and practices.

Itinerary
The itinerary of the U.S. Cultural Delegation visit included both lively scholarly and artistic events and exchanges, as well as meetings with Cuban government officials and directors of cultural institutions. A complete report on the delegation to Cuba is available here and selected images are available on the PCAH Facebook page.

Press
Several ongoing cultural exchanges were discussed with the Cuban government during the trip, and many were announced on the final day of the delegation at a bilateral press conference at the Grand Teatro in Havana. These included the following:

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