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The Immeasurable Component of Art in Diplomacy

September 29, 2016 – Kalpen Suresh Modi

Kalpen Suresh Modi
The flight from Miami to Havana is just over 200 miles, about the same distance as New York to Washington, DC. We touched down at José Martí International Airport in less time than it takes to make a pizza, and in so doing became the first official U.S. Cultural Delegation to Cuba. There have ... Read More »

Re-investing in Arts Education: A Chicago Conversation

July 11, 2012 –

Last fall, my husband Jim and I hosted a conversation on arts education in Chicago. One of four such conversations held around the country, the evening was designed to bring together thought leaders, administrators, philanthropists and members of President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities ... Read More »

President's Committee Honored with National Award for Arts Education

October 27, 2011 – Margo Lion

Margo Lion
On October 17 at their Gala Dinner in New York City, Americans for the Arts (AFTA) honored the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities with the Arts Education Award. George Stevens, Jr., Rachel Goslins, Liz Manne, Ken Solomon, and Damian Woetzel joined me for the ... Read More »

Nurturing Creativity Through Poetry

April 25, 2011 –

On April 25, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and 826DC to celebrate young poets. The PCAH, led by committee member Olivia Morgan, help support a three-month series of poetry workshop for DC high school students that culminated in ... Read More »