The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will host its annual lunchtime lecture series on Wednesdays in August on Capitol Hill. This year’s iteration of the series will focus on Congress and the arts and how Congress acts as a patron of the arts.
All events take place from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Wednesdays on or near Capitol Hill. They are free and open to the public, though pre-registration is requested.
August 21: Donna Binkewicz
Binkiewicz will discuss the role of Congress in establishing arts policy and the Cold War context of the NEA/NEH. In addition, she will discuss the origins of federal funding for the arts during the 1960s and how the Cold War Era influenced this process. Finally, she will discuss how federal funding expanded access to the arts in the states.
Location: Cannon Office Building Room 121