Congratulations to the inaugural America250 Award recipients! Learn more about them.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture Advisory Council

The Arts & Culture Advisory Council will capture the essence of human creativity in its many manifestations and will highlight the unique impact of the arts through America250 programming and projects. The Arts & Culture Council will provide insight into the communities that use their artistic expression and imagination to produce pieces representative of the multifaceted American experience. This Council will ensure that America250’s vision is interpreted in a wide range of art forms and languages, all in an effort to reach every American.

*The listed organization, institution, or company is not affiliated with America250.
**The member is serving in their individual capacity and not as a representative of their organization.
***The member is serving as an official organizational representative as part of the national partnership agreement between America250 and their respective organization. 


President and CEO, Marcus Performing Arts Center*


Debbie Allen**

Director/Producer/Actor, Grey's Anatomy*

Gabrielle Armand**

Vice President Brand, Sales, and Marketing, Jazz at Lincoln Center*

T. Lulani Arquette**

President and CEO, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF)*

Paxton K. Baker**

Managing Partner, Liquid Soul Media*

Rod Bigelow**

Executive Director and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art*

Alexander Gibson**

Executive Director, Appalshop*

Jewel Malone***

Executive Director, YoungArts

Brad Meltzer**

Bestselling Author & Historian

Christopher K. Morgan**

Executive Artistic Director, Dance Place*

Harvey Pratt**

Artist/Designer, National Native American Veterans Memorial*

Deborah Rutter**

President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts*

Janine Turner**

Actress, Author, Playwright, Speaker, Founder and Co-President of Constituting America*

Dr. Jay Xu**

Director and CEO, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco*