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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 8 that will be 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 8 that will be 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 in December 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 in December as part of this cultural engagement program.
The PCAH, the Smithsonian and the NEA, NEH and IMLS launch an effort to save Haiti's artworks, archives and artifacts. Photo by Ken Solomon
The PCAH, the Smithsonian and the NEA, NEH and IMLS launch an effort to save Haiti's artworks, archives and artifacts. Photo by Ken Solomon

PCAH Announces the Creative Youth Development National Partnership

The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) has launched the Creative Youth Development National Partnership with the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Americans for the Arts. Creative youth development (CYD) is a recently coined ... Read More »

Turnaround Arts Kids Perform for Singapore Prime Minister

Turnaround Arts Kids Perform for Singapore Prime Minister
The President’s Committee Executive Director Megan Beyer was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to bring some of PCAH’s Turnaround Arts students from Savoy Elementary School in Washington, DC to perform for Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching, as well as the ... Read More »

John Brademas: An Appreciation

As an 11-term congressman from Indiana, Brademas left an historic legacy that altered this nation’s cultural and educational landscape. He was principal sponsor of legislation that created the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1965, as well as ... Read More »

PCAH Releases New Turnaround Arts Video

A new Turnaround Arts video was unveiled at the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show, where students from Turnaround Arts schools nationwide performed for First Lady Michelle Obama. Powerfully delivering the message that all children deserve to experience the transformative power of arts and ... Read More »

First Lady Announces New Partnership with Kennedy Center to Support Turnaround Arts at Student Talent Show

Students from Turnaround Arts schools nationwide performed for First Lady Michelle Obama, their peers, and artist mentors at the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show to showcase the power of arts education. First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the show announcing an expansion of Turnaround ... Read More »