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The White House
Office of the First Lady
For Immediate Release

Press Preview and Spousal Program of the Official Visit of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Mrs. Agnese Landini of Italy

Monday, October 17th

The White House * 2:30PM ET -- The Office of the First Lady will host a press preview in the State Dining Room in advance of the State Dinner in honor of the Official Visit of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Mrs. Agnese Landini, of Italy. There will be an opportunity for photos and video footage of sample place settings, as well as officials on-hand to answer questions on background. Please note that the First Lady will not be in attendance.


Tuesday, October 18th

The White House * 11:00AM ET  -- As part of a spousal program for the Italy Official Visit, First Lady Michelle Obama and Mrs. Agnese Landini will tour the White House Kitchen Garden.  

The tour will also include a special performance by students from a local Turnaround Arts school. Turnaround Arts is a national program created by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities to help transform some of the nation’s lowest performing schools through comprehensive and integrated arts education. The First Lady serves as the Committee’s honorary chair. Since 2011, Turnaround Arts has empowered 68 schools in 27 school districts across 13 states and Washington, DC with innovative arts and music programs to help address broader school challenges and close the achievement gap.