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President Obama talks about the influence of art and words

Standing in the East Room of the White House, President Obama spoke ardently of the role of artists and writers in building the values of the country, and adding to his own identity. "There are people here whose books or...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 2, 2011; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jazz, National Endowment for the Arts, national endowment for the humanities  | Tags:  Arnold Rampersad, Bernard Bailyn, Daniel Aaron, Donald Hall, Gordon Wood, James Taylor, Joyce Carol Oates, Mark di Suvero, National Humanities Medal, National Medal of Arts, Philip Roth, President Obama, Quincy JOnes, Robert Brustein, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, Sonny Rollins, Stanley Nider Katz, Van Cliburn  
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White House names Medal of Arts and Humanities honorees

From left, actress Meryl Streep, musician Sonny Rollins and author Philip Roth. (Getty) The White House has selected a high-powered list for the 2010 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medals. The honorees, announced Tuesday, include Meryl Streep,...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 1, 2011; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, National Endowment for the Arts, national endowment for the humanities  | Tags:  National Humanities Medals, National Medal of Arts  
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President's budget reduces almost all cultural funding

For the proposed federal budget for fiscal 2012, released Monday, almost all of the agencies and museums that receive government dollars saw their checkbooks trimmed. The budget sent to Capitol Hill by the administration is a starting point for discussions...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 14, 2011; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center, Museums, National Endowment for the Arts, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, national endowment for the humanities  | Tags:  Arts Budget, National Endowment for the Arts, National Gallery of Art, smithsonian Institution  
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Conservative Republicans pledge to eliminate cultural funding

To no one's surprise, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities have been targeted for zero funding by a group of conservative Republicans. The Republican Study Committee, chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), unveiled...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 20, 2011; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, National Endowment for the Arts, national endowment for the humanities  | Tags:  National Endowment for the Arts, Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. Louise Slaughter, Republican Study Committee  
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Obama resubmits humanities nominees

Since the Senate in the last Congress didn't confirmed a number of President Obama's nominations to the National Council on the Humanities, the White House has resubmitted the names. However Allison Blakelyhttp://www.bu.edu/phpbin/africa/profiles/app/details.php?id=57, a professor at Boston University who taught at...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 6, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, appointments, national endowment for the humanities  | Tags:  Cathy N. Davidson, Constance M. Carroll, National Endowment for the Humanities, albert j. beveridge III  
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