Eleventh Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Jane Chu, will give a lecture at the University of Richmond titled “The Transformational Power of the Arts” on April 14, 7-8 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 120. 

The lecture will focus on the power of the arts. “Whether we are aware of it or not, the arts are constantly at work, shaping our lives and our communities for the better,” said Chu. 

With a background in arts administration and philanthropy, Chu is also an accomplished artist and musician. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she studied music and receiving a 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.

To celebrate last year’s 50th anniversary of the National Endowment of the Arts, Chu announced the details of her signature leadership initiative, Creativity Connects. The program will show how central the arts are to the country's creativity ecosystem, investigate how support systems for the arts have changed and explore how the arts connect with other industries. 

This event is free and open to the public, and no ticket is required.  For more information, contact the University of Richmond Scholars Program

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