United States Mint Celebrates National Arts & Humanities Month

By Tracy Scelzo and Catherine Kim
October 7, 2015

Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso works on a Code Talkers medal.
Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso works on a Code Talkers medal.

Join us in celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month. Since 1985, our nation has designated the month of October as a time to honor the creativity and contributions of artists and to recognize the profound role of the arts in our lives.

“During National Arts and Humanities Month, we celebrate artistic expression in all its forms and honor the ways they help define the great American story.” (Presidential Proclamation – National Arts and Humanities Month). Throughout October citizens are encouraged to take part in their local arts communities. Lectures, workshop tours and performances will be organized in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month.

The United States Mint developed a campaign to bring awareness to the talented artists and engravers who design our coins and medals. A badge will appear on the mint’s webpage directing visitors to information about the artists who bring history to life with their designs.

“United States Mint artists do much more than create simple illustrations on small metal discs. Through coins and medals, our artists are charged with expressing the values, aspirations, and shared heritage of our Nation, developing illustrations to the world of the essence and the story of America,” said April Stafford, Director, Office of Design Management.

Learn more about the artists at the United States Mint.

Learn more about National Arts and Humanities Month.

United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart works on a sculpt at the United States Mint at Philadelphia for the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Program.
United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart works on a sculpt at the United States Mint at Philadelphia for the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Program.

 


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