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Tonight – Art and Politics: Rethinking Arts Policy and Cultural Diplomacy

May 23, 2011 - 12:54 PM
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Doing it wrong: American arts policymakers. That's the crux of what arts leaders will discuss at the National Museum of Women in the Arts tonight in a panel discussion on arts policy and cultural diplomacy. Organized by ArtTable, "Art and Politics: Rethinking Arts Policy and Cultural Diplomacy" will tackle issues including the federal cuts to arts funding, how art shapes our cultural diplomacy, and how Europe is better than us at doing pretty much all of these things, and always will be.

The panel starts at 6, and is open to the public. It will be moderated by Anne Goodyear, associate curator for prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery and chair of the D.C. chapter of ArtTable. Panelists include:

• Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities
• Richard Kurin, under secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Smithsonian Institution
• J. P. Singh, associate professor in the graduate program in communication, culture and technology at Georgetown University

Registration, at this ArtTable link, is recommended.



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