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NEA Chairman Jane Chu to Visit Columbus, Ohio

Speech at the Barnett Symposium and Site Visits to Take Place on September 19, 2014

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Jane Chu

NEA Chairman Jane Chu. Photo by Strauss Peyton Studios

Washington, DC—NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, September 19, 2014. Her visit is hosted by Charlotte Kessler, a member of the National Council on the Arts.

At 10:15 a.m. Chairman Chu will speak at the 2014 Lawrence & Isabel Barnett Symposium on the Arts & Public Policy held during the dedication of the Lawrence and Isobel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise.

Following this, she will visit the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus to learn more about the Columbus Idea Foundry and 400 West Rich Street arts complex. She will end her visit at the Columbus Museum of Art to see the construction of the new wing.

Press are welcome to attend the following stops. Please RSVP to NEA Public Affairs at 202-682-5570.

Friday, September 19, 2014

10:15–10:45am: Remarks by NEA Chairman Jane Chu at the 2014 Lawrence & Isabel Barnett Symposium on the Arts & Public Policy.

Location: Barnett Theatre at Sullivant Hall, Ohio State University, 1813 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210


11:15 am–12:00pm: Site visit to Columbus Idea Foundry

Participants:      
NEA Chairman Jane Chu
Charlotte Kessler, National Council on the Arts
Alex Bandar, Columbus Idea Factory
Casey McCarty, Columbus Idea Factory
Doug Kridler, Columbus Foundation
Alex Fischer, Columbus Partnership

Location: Tour will begin at 421 West State Street, Columbus, OH 43215


12:45–1:45pm: Site visit to 400 West Rich Street arts complex

Participants:      
NEA Chairman Jane Chu
Charlotte Kessler, National Council on the Arts
Jim Sweeney, Franklinton Development Corporation
Doug Kridler, Columbus Foundation
Alex Fischer, Columbus Partnership

Location: 400 West Rich Street, Columbus, OH 43215


2:30-3:30pm: Site visit to Columbus Museum of Art to see the construction of the new wing.

Participants:      
NEA Chairman Jane Chu
Charlotte Kessler, National Council on the Arts
Nannette V. Maciejunes, Executive Director, Columbus Museum of Art
Michael Bongiorno, DesignGroup

Location: 480 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

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