Lecture To Take Place on March 24 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, November 8, 2013

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WHAT:     Americans for the Arts announces that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Maureen Dowd will deliver The Americans for the Arts 27th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy, a leading national forum for arts policy, intended to stimulate discussion of policy and social issues affecting the arts.

WHEN:    Monday, March 24, 2014; 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC

WHO:    Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, became a columnist on The New York Times Op-Ed page in 1995 after having served as a correspondent in the paper's Washington bureau since 1986. She has covered four presidential campaigns and served as White House correspondent. She also wrote a column, "On Washington," for The New York Times Magazine. Ms. Dowd joined The New York Times as a metropolitan reporter in 1983. She began her career in 1974 as an editorial assistant for The Washington Star, where she later became a sports columnist, metropolitan reporter and feature writer. When the Star closed in 1981, she went to Time magazine.  Born in Washington D.C., Ms. Dowd received a B.A. degree in English literature from Catholic University (Washington, D.C.) in 1973.
WHY:    The Lecture provides an opportunity for public discourse at the highest levels on the importance of the arts and culture to our nation’s well-being.

TICKETS:    Seating is limited; as such, RSVP is essential for members of the media. Please contact Catherine Vacovsky at [email protected] for tickets and press credentials. Members of the press are advised to arrive by 5:30 p.m. for check in.
WEBCAST:    The lecture will be taped and made available online the next day.

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.