October is National Arts and Humanities Month!

National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM), organized by Americans for the Arts, is the largest coast-to-coast celebration of culture in America.

To participate, check out the map of events happening nationwide.  See the NAHM web page at Americans for the Arts for more ways to participate, including the “Why the Arts Matter” video contest.

And read Barack Obama’s Presidential Proclamation of NAHM.  Here’s a passage from the text:

“Throughout history, the arts and humanities have helped men and women around the globe grapple with the most challenging questions and come to know the most basic truths.  In our increasingly interconnected world, the arts play an important role in both shaping the character that defines us and reminding us of our shared humanity.  This month, we celebrate our Nation’s arts and humanities, and we recommit to ensuring all Americans can access and experience them…”

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