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The 26th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy
April 8, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Grammy Award®-winning musician Yo-Yo Ma will deliver the 26th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy.
3 April 2013—For the first time in history, Americans for the Arts will livestream the annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy
This means you can watch the Lecture on YouTube regardless of whether or not you're in Washington, DC, for National Arts Advocacy Day!
If you have a burning question that arises during the Lecture, you can ask Yo-Yo Ma the next day!
On April 9 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m EDT., Yo-Yo Ma, along with Matt Sorum (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer for Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver and Co-Founder of Adopt the Arts in California) and Damian Woetzel (former principal dancer at New York City Ballet and the director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program), will participate in Americans for the Arts’ first Google+ Hangout. They will discuss the need to develop strong public policies for arts education and field questions from Google+ Hangout attendees.
To submit a question for the Hangout, please send a Tweet using #AskYoYo, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just write #AskYoYo in the subject line with your question in the body. We'll take questions anytime from now until the Hangout.
About the Lecture
Tickets will be available for pick up the night of the lecture at the Will Call Desk in front of the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center if you have registered. If you wish to attend without reserving a ticket, no guarantees of seating can be made; however unclaimed seats are offered according to availability. Please pick up your tickets by 6:15 p.m. as the lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
The Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy is a leading national forum for arts policy intended to stimulate dialogue on policy and social issues affecting the arts. It is held each year on the evening before Arts Advocacy Day at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
The annual lecture is named for Nancy Hanks, former president of Americans for the Arts and chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, who devoted 15 years of her professional life to bringing the arts to prominent national consciousness.
Interpreting services will be provided.
Americans for the Arts extends its gratitude to The Rosenthal Family Foundation, Bank of America, and Ovation for their generous support of the Americans for the Arts 26th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy.
Transcripts from previous Nancy Hanks Lectures on Arts and Public Policy
|2012||Alec Baldwin, actor: Transcript (pdf)|
|2011||Kevin Spacey, actor and director: Transcript (pdf)|
|2010||Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor, Charleston, SC: Transcript (pdf)|
|2009||Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center: Transcript (pdf)|
|2008||Daniel Pink, best-selling author: Transcript (pdf)|
|2007||Robert MacNeil, broadcast journalist and author: Transcript (pdf)|
|2006||William Safire, columnist and author: Transcript (pdf)|
|2005||Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker: Transcript (pdf)|
|2004||Doris Kearns Goodwin, journalist and author: Transcript (pdf)|
|2003||Robert Redford, actor, director, and activist: Transcript (pdf)|
|2002||Zelda Fichandler, Founding Director of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
and Chair of the Graduate Acting Program and Master Teacher of Acting and
Directing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts: Transcript (pdf)
|2001||Frank Rich, op-ed columnist for The New York Times: Transcript (pdf)|
|2000||Terry Semel, past Chairman and Co-CEO of Warner Bros. and Warner Music Group: Transcript (pdf)|
|1999||Wendy Wasserstein, playwright: Transcript (pdf)|
|1998||Dr. Billy Taylor, jazz musician and educator: Transcript (pdf)|
|1997||Alan K. Simpson, former U.S. Senator: Transcript (pdf)|
|1996||Carlos Fuentes, author: Transcript (pdf)|
|1995||Winton Malcolm Blount, Chairman of Blount, Inc., philanthropist, former U.S. Postmaster General: Transcript (pdf)|
|1994||David McCullough, historian: Transcript (pdf)|
|1993||Barbara Jordan, former U.S. Congresswoman: Transcript (pdf)|
|1992||Franklin D. Murphy, former CEO of the Times Mirror Company: Transcript (pdf)|
|1991||John Brademas, former Congressman, President Emeritus of New York University: Transcript (pdf)|
|1990||Maya Angelou, poet: Transcript (pdf)|
|1989||Leonard Garment, Special Counsel to Presidents Nixon and Ford: Transcript (pdf)|
|1988||Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., historian: Transcript (pdf)|