Thursday November 5, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM CST
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The National Endowment for the Arts, the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and Bravo Greater Des Moines are pleased to invite you to attend

A Conversation with Chairman Jane Chu

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts

Join us for a town hall reception to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and welcome Jane Chu for her first official visit to Iowa. Remarks begin at 5:00 PM by Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Mary Cownie, Director of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, followed by a Q&A with attendees facilitated by Matthew Harris, Administrator of the Iowa Arts Council, and Sally Dix, Executive Director of Bravo Greater Des Moines.  The event is free and open to the public with pre-registration required. The event will include hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

Pre-registration is closed. 

Individuals may register on-site at the event.

About Jane Chu

Jane Chu is the eleventh chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. With a background in arts administration and philanthropy, Chairman Chu is also an accomplished artist and musician. She leads a dedicated and passionate group of people to support and fund the arts and creative activities in communities across the nation. 

Chu was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, but was raised in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She studied music growing up, eventually receiving bachelor's degrees in piano performance and music education from Ouachita Baptist University, and master's degrees in music and piano pedagogy from Southern Methodist University. Additionally, Chu holds a master's degree in business administration from Rockhurst University and a PhD in philanthropic studies from Indiana University.