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The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence


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The 1940s in America was a decade of great social change and artistic exploration. From January through June, the Kennedy Center celebrates the rich spectrum of music, dance, theater, film, and fashion produced by the many remarkable American artists who struggled, created, and triumphed during this turbulent and exhilarating era.

Festival Sponsors

A New America: The 1940s and the Arts
is the fourth installment of
The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence

Components of the 1940s Festival are sponsored by
David and Alice Rubenstein, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation,
Centene Corporation, and Mr. and Mrs. Hermen Greenberg.

Theater at the Kennedy Center is presented with the generous support of
Stephen and Christine Schwarzman.