Winter is Coming: What the Culture Sector Needs to Worry About Now

I. Predicting the Unpredictable

 The former NEA Chair Rocco Landesman says he doesn’t see anything “apocalyptic” for the arts in a Trump presidency. Robert Lynch, the President of Americans for the Arts and a top advocate for the nonprofit arts sector, is more cautious and says Trump’s election “brings some uncertainty in terms of federal support for the arts.” Van Jones, the CNN pundit is blunt: Trump, he says, “is going to start a war.”

(Distributed December 2, 2016)

What’s public about the digital humanities?

The digital public humanities are having a moment. Universities, museums, and other cultural institutions are exploring how technology and new media are changing the ways in which individuals create, perceive, and interact with cultural heritage.

(Distributed October 17, 2016)
Lecture

Abandoning Museum Neutrality

Thursday, October 5, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

The Tenement Museum was founded in 1988 with a clear social justice mission – to help modern Americans empathize with the ongoing immigrant experience. But being an activist museum is hardly straightforward. Is it possible to take a non-partisan political stand and still please a diverse audience of visitors, donors, and board members? What does this look like in education programs? Behind the scenes? Let's discuss.

Lecture

Why Did It Take Me 27 Years to Conceptualize a Work about the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Alan Nakagawa discusses Peace Resonance; Hiroshima/ Wendover, a sound-based semi-autobiographical work that combines the interior ambiance of the Hiroshima Atomic Dome and the Wendover Hangar to explore ideas about peace, war, sound and the Japanese-American experience. This artwork, begun in October 2016, is supported by funding from the Art Matters Foundation, the City of Hiroshima, the City of Los Angeles and the Center for Land Use Interpretation.

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