A Wider Lens: Expanding Narratives
The Henry Luce Foundation Conversations on American Art and Museums at the New-York Historical Society
Presented LIVE on Zoom
Since 1982, the Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Program has supported wide-ranging collection projects and exhibitions at art museums in all 50 states. In commemoration of the program’s 40th anniversary, the Foundation has organized a year-long series of virtual conversations moderated by field leaders and Luce grantees, past and present. The New-York Historical Society is honored to present these “Henry Luce Foundation Conversations on American Art and Museums.” With an eye toward the future, the participants will explore the role of the visual arts in an open and equitable society, and the capacity of art museums to challenge accepted histories, elevate under-represented voices, and host the critical conversations in which we need to engage.
Engaging multiple perspectives, this conversation considers how factors including institutional scale and site, social histories, and transnational contexts, can shape the stories museums tell and the ways in which audiences participate in making meaning.
Doryun Chong, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong
Bridget R. Cooks, Professor and Chancellor's Fellow, African American Studies, and Art History, University of California Irvine
Katy Siegel, Research Director, Special Program Initiatives, SFMoMA; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Chair of Modern American Art, Stonybrook University
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Enrolled Salish, member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, Montana), Artist
Christopher Bedford (moderator), Helen and Charles Schwab Director, SFMoMA
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This program will be presented live via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform.