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  • White House Festival of the Arts
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    visitors
    arts & culture
    South Grounds
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    sculpture
    This photograph is of guests chatting and admiring sculptures in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden during the White House Festival of the Arts on June 14, 1965. The sculpture "Helmet V" by Dimitri Hadzi is visible in the background. Over 300 guests attended the White House Festival of the Arts to honor contemporary American artistic achievement. 65 works of art borrowed from 39 museums across the country were displayed in the East Wing and Jacqueline Kennedy Garden. The 14-hour event also featured a photography exhibition in the Vermeil Room, a film screening in the State Dining Room, and a variety of performances in the East Room, State Dining Room, and the South Lawn including Duke Ellington, the Robert Joffrey Ballet, and the Louisville Orchestra.
  • President and Mrs. Nixon with Queen Elizabeth II
    Unknown
    Great Britain
    Head of State
    Presidential Visit
    travel
    In this photograph, President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon meet with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Edward Heath of Great Britain. The Nixons met Queen Elizabeth Prime Minister Heath at Chequers, the Buckinghamshire country residence for the sitting prime minister. The visit followed a June 1970 visit to the White House by Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
  • President and Mrs. Obama Meet with Queen Elizabeth II
    Pete Souza
    Great Britain
    Head of State
    travel
    Presidential Visit
    In this photograph by Pete Souza, First Lady Michelle Obama greets Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, followed closely behind by her husband, President Barack Obama. President and Mrs. Obama met with Queen Elizabeth on April 1, 2009 at Buckingham Palace in London, England. A dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth was held later that evening.
  • White House Festival of the Arts
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    performing
    arts & culture
    State Floor
    East Room
    visitors
    This photograph is of guests listening to a reading in the East Room during the White House Festival of the Arts. The program of prose and poetry readings in the East Room was introduced by Mark Van Doren and featured readings from several authors and poets including Saul Bellow, Catherine Drinker Bowen, John Hersey, and Phillis McGinley. On June 14, 1965 over 300 guests attended the White House Festival of the Arts to honor contemporary American artistic achievement. 65 works of art borrowed from 39 museums across the country were displayed in the East Wing and Jacqueline Kennedy Garden. The 14-hour event also featured a photography exhibition in the Vermeil Room, a film screening in the State Dining Room, and a variety of performances in the East Room, State Dining Room, and the South Lawn including Duke Ellington, the Robert Joffrey Ballet, and the Louisville Orchestra.
  • Presidential Scholars Reception
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    receptions
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    visitors
    This photograph is of guests enjoying themselves at a reception for presidential scholars. President Lyndon B. Johnson established the presidential scholars program in 1964 to honor distinguished graduating high school seniors on the basis of outstanding scholarship, service, leadership, and creativity. The White House Commission on U.S. Presidential Scholars and the US Department of Education administer the review process and have selected over 7000 recipients for this special distinction.