State dinner with the President of France and Mrs. Macron (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

An American Court: A Conversation with Former White House Curator William Allman


Museum Lecture Hall

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William Allman, former head curator of the White House collection, and manuscripts curator Larisa Grollemond discuss how the White House, with its collection of arts and furniture that communicates political values, serves as the American version of a Renaissance court. Their conversation reveals the history of the White House collection, how it is maintained, and how various presidents have used art to help define their administrations and deliver cultural messages.

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