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Revise and Extend: Jane Alexander for Arts in America 


Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6 p.m.
Free with Required Reservation
Free General Admission Ticket

In October 1997, after four years fighting for federal government support of art in America, Jane Alexander resigned as chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts. During her Four-year term, as fierce critics worked to eliminate her agency, Alexander tirelessly championed the NEA’s cause through congressional hearings, television interviews, and appearances in communities across the United States. Twenty years later, the NEA is threatened again. Now untethered by office or protocol, Tony Award winning actress and author Jane Alexander comes to the library to respond again to the enemies of the NEA. For this unconventional and timely interview, each question is composed from exactly quoted statements by Jesse Helms, Dick Armey, Newt Gingrich and other conservative culture warriors of the 1990s.

Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting November 06, 2017.

Jane Alexander, photo by Joan Marcus

(If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. For free events, The Library generally overbooks to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)

Recommended Reading/Viewing/Listening:

1. Command performance : an actress in the theatre of politics

2. Nancy Hanks, an intimate portrait : the creation of a national commitment to the arts

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