March 24, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Acclaimed New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd will deliver the 27th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy.
Receive two free tickets to the lecture with your Arts Advocacy Day registration or reserve your tickets online today.
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.
Reserved tickets will be distributed at the Americans for the Arts Will Call desk located in the Concert Hall foyer on the night of the event. 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.
Interpreting services will be provided.
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.
Americans for the Arts extends its gratitude to The Rosenthal Family Foundation and Ovation for their generous support of The Americans for the Arts 27th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy.