August Brown Bag: Donna M. Binkiewicz “Cultural Policy in Historical Context”

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Date(s) - 08/21/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cannon House Office Building, Room 121


Event Description

Donna M. Binkiewicz, Lecturer, History Department, California State University, Long Beach

Binkiewicz will discuss the role of Congress in establishing arts policy and the Cold War context of the NEA/NEH. In addition, she will discuss the origins of federal funding for the arts during the 1960s and how the Cold War Era influenced this process. Finally, she will discuss how federal funding expanded access to the arts in the states.

Donna Binkewicz is a lecturer at California State University, Long Beach. Binkiewicz focuses on recent United States political and cultural history and California history.  She has published several articles about US arts policy and a book, Federalizing the Muse: United States Arts Policy, 1965-1980 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004).

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