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Over the last decade, the arts scene in and around D.C. has been a hot topic for developers, patrons and the artists themselves. The Obama administration displayed a clear appreciation for the arts and brought some Hollywood glamour to the District, including renowned visiting artists. But how much influence does an administration have over the arts landscape nationally and in this region? As the transition to the Trump administration nears, we consider the ways in which the arts scene has flourished in the city and how it might both be challenged and continue to thrive in the years ahead.
- Philippa Hughes Chief Creative Contrarian, The Pink Line Project; @PinkLineProject
- B. Stanley Executive and artistic director, DC Arts Center
- Jon West-Bey Arts Program Curator, University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
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