John Lithgow, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, David Sousa, Allentza Michel, Paul Sznewajs, Morgan (Mwalim) Peters, Brian Kisida, & Natasha Trethewey discuss the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Report, Art for Life’s Sake, during a congressional briefing.


Dec 9, 2021

Brian Kisida participated in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Congressional Briefing on the value of arts education. The briefing discussed the Academy’s Commission on the Arts’ report, Art for Life’s Sake, and included the Commission’s cochairs, actor John Lithgow, Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter, and former poet-laureate Natasha Trethewey. They were joined by Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oregon) and Chellie Pingree (D-Maine).