Join Kate Levin, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; Eric Liu, former speechwriter and Deputy Domestic Policy Adviser to President Clinton, and author of The Gardens of Democracy; and Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College, in conversation with Arts Program Director Damian Woetzel about the evolving role of the arts in America.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Reception at 5:30 PM ; Discussion promptly at 6:30 PM
Should government ensure that all have access to ways to express themselves, and to find their voice as artists and as citizens? How does exercising one's rights as a citizen
create power, and how do arts and culture contribute to that work? What responsibility do arts leaders have to foster a sense of shared national culture? And what is the role of educational institutions in harnessing the benefits of “art for life’s sake?”
This conversation will focus on these questions and more, as part of a continuing series of discussions on aspects of the arts and society.