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Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Tsione Wolde-Micheal '08, Executive Director – President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

Tsione Wolde-Michael '08 is the Executive Director of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH). Wolde-Michael’s extensive work in the field of arts and public humanities has focused on developing innovative approaches to community engagement, collections management, cultural heritage, and exhibitions. She served as founding Director for the Center for Restorative History – the Smithsonian’s first center devoted exclusively to community-based redress — and at the National Museum of American History. Wolde-Michael started her Smithsonian career in 2011 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, where she worked to create inaugural exhibitions including the landmark Slavery and Freedom exhibition. Her international projects in Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, and the United Kingdom have focused on collaborating with local art and history museums to reinterpret colonial collections. Her experience extends to digital media and online exhibitions, curating visual art, writing for academic publications, teaching, and lecturing around the country. She holds a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies from Macalester College '08 and an M.A. in History from Harvard University.

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) was established by White House Executive Order as an advisory body to the President on cultural policy. The committee is comprised of leading artists, scholars, museum practitioners, and philanthropists. The PCAH provides recommendations to the President and the heads of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Institute of Museum and Library Services to advance wide-ranging policy objectives in the arts and humanities. As part of its mandate, the PCAH will consider how the arts and humanities sectors can positively impact community well-being, economic development, public health, education, civic engagement, and climate change across the United States. 

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Contact: [email protected]

Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students

Sponsors: Institutional Equity, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Free food: Available for students

Listed under: Alumni Events, Campus Events, Featured Events, Front Page Events, Lectures and Speakers


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