The committee’s main responsibilities will be to shape policy goals, stimulate arts philanthropy, and advocate for the expansion of federal backing of the cultural sector.
Are Trump Staffers Taking Home White House Artworks That Belong to the Public?
A stuffed bird, a framed photograph of Trump with the Chinese president, and a bust of Abraham Lincoln were some of the items that were seen carried out of the White House after the president’s second impeachment.
Melania Trump Unveils Noguchi Sculpture in White House Rose Garden
Noguchi is the first Asian-American artist to enter the White House collection.
Trump Likened to Mussolini After Appearance on White House Balcony
Many have likened Trump’s photo-op to the famous balcony speeches of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
Melania Trump’s Revamped Rose Garden Is Rough Around the Hedges
While Jackie O rose to the occasion, Melania’s redesign reinforced her reputation for severity in her style choices.
White House Removes Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Portraits From Entrance Hall
The paintings have been removed from Trump’s daily route to the Oval Office and replaced with depictions of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.
After White House Fence Comes Down, Its Activist Art and Posters Move Nearby
After the White House installed a controversial metal fence around its perimeter, Black Lives Matter protestors transformed the fence into a messaging board and a spontaneous art show.
White House Gift Shop Releases Out-of-Touch Coin Commemorating “Global Fight Against COVID-19”
The $100 limited-edition coin features imagery of the microscopic virus and a presidential podium, surrounded by Trumpian slogans.
Trump Threatens to Eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, Again
The 2021 budget proposal labels the NEA, as well as National Endowment for the Humanities, under the category of “wasteful and unnecessary funding.”
Trump Wants to “Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again” by Imposing Classical Style
In a draft executive order, the US government seeks to impose the classical style on federal buildings so that they “once again inspire respect instead of bewilderment or repugnance.”
In Oval Office Rehang, Trump Continues to Copy Others
From a rug designed by former first lady Laura Bush, to duplicate Winston Churchill busts, Donald Trump’s redecoration of the Oval Office is predictably retrograde.
The First Known Photograph of the White House
A Welsh immigrant named John Plumbe, Jr., who was one of the country’s first prominent professional photographers, took the daguerreotype in January 1846.