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Art Works in Washington, DC

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman decided to steer the Art Works Tour to a more immediate community this week: his new backyard of Washington DC.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCAH) hosted an Art Works roundtable discussion with the Chairman at Busboys and Poets, a popular DC gathering place that combines restaurant, bookstore, and cultural space. A venue with the entrepreneurial spirit common to the arts and commerce seemed a particularly appropriate location for a conversation about how art works in the nation's capital.

DCCAH Executive Director Gloria Nauden, Chairman Landesman, Busboys & Poets founder and owner Andy Shallal, and DC Office of Planning Director Harriet Tregoning joined a packed audience of DC arts leaders in a far-ranging discussion.

Here's some of that conversation:

[audio:http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/Rocco-at-Busboys.mp3]

[transcript]

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