The Style Blog: President Obama


Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 02/22/2012

National Museum of African American History and Culture groundbreaking

President Obama and former first lady Laura Bush were among the speakers at the ceremony.

By Jacqueline Trescott and Maura Judkis  |  12:55 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 02/14/2012

President Obama requests $857 million for the Smithsonian

In the fiscal 2013 federal budget request, the Smithsonian Institution is requesting funds for the old and the new.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:06 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, federal budget 2013, arts funding, Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, Rocco Landesman, Donald Trump, National Gallery of Art

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/02/2011

President Obama talks about the influence of art and words

Standing in the East Room of the White House, President Obama spoke ardently of the role of artists and writers in building the values of the country, and adding to his own identity. "There are people here whose books or...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jazz, National Endowment for the Arts, national endowment for the humanities | Tags:  Arnold Rampersad, Bernard Bailyn, Daniel Aaron, Donald Hall, Gordon Wood, James Taylor, Joyce Carol Oates, Mark di Suvero, National Humanities Medal, National Medal of Arts, Philip Roth, President Obama, Quincy JOnes, Robert Brustein, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, Sonny Rollins, Stanley Nider Katz, Van Cliburn

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/09/2010

President nominates Dworkin to National Council on the Arts

In his first appointment to the National Council on the Arts, President Obama nominated violinist Aaron P. Dworkin, the founder and president of the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization. Violinist Aaron Dworkin. (AP) The council is the advisory body to the National...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Aaron P.Dworkin, National Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, President Obama