A Conversation with NEA Chairman Jane Chu and NEH Chairman William Adams

Dec 07, 2015

Monday, Dec. 7
LBJ Presidential Library
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On Sept. 29, 1965, in a Rose Garden ceremony surrounded by artists and lawmakers, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965. The act called for the creation of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as separate, independent agencies.

On Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, we celebrated the 50th anniversaries of each agency with their chairs, Jane Chu and William Adams. The night included a conversation with LBJ Library Director Mark Updegrove and a performance by the Longhorn Singers.

The special evening was hosted in partnership with the College of Fine Arts, College of Liberal Arts, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Humanities Texas, Texas Cultural Trust, Texas Commission on the Arts, Humanities Institute, Harry Ransom Center, Blanton Museum of Art, Briscoe Center for American History, and Bob Bullock Museum.

Learn more about the NEA and NEH founding through the LBJ Library’s archival resources.

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