Symposium | Culture in a Changing America



0217
12:00pm—8:00pm

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave.

Join an interdisciplinary group of artists, thinkers, activists, academics, and community leaders as they explore the role of culture in a changing America. Two main tracks feature keynote conversations, artist salons, open studios, intimate performances, and interactive workshops: the Art & Identity track exploring how artists' creative practices and individual identities reflect or respond to societal concerns with topics such as artistic use of ever-evolving technology, shifting notions of gender, and courageous responses to the impact of racism on art; and the Art & Activism track focusing on the power of artists to affect change in their communities through artistic endeavors and activism with artist-activists from the film, television, and food industries, architecture practices, as well as artists working in partnership with New York City agencies.

The symposium concludes with a special keynote conversation moderated by The Studio Museum in Harlem's Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden, with choreographer, director, and dancer Bill T. Jones, the Kennedy Center's Marc Bamuthi Joseph, visual artist Julie Mehretu, and musician Toshi Reagoncentered on the state of American culture in the age of Trump, followed by a musical performance by Toshi Reagon and special guests.

This symposium is presented by Park Avenue Armory in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Session One: 12–3 pm
Choose between the “Art & Activism” or “Art & Identity” track. Each track includes conversations, break-out sessions, and artist salons.

Session Two: 3–6 pm
Choose between the “Art & Activism” or “Art & Identity” track. Each track includes conversations, break-out sessions, and artist salons.

Session Three: 6:30–8 pm
Keynote discussion on the status of “Culture in a Changing America.”

Tickets are $25 per session and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 212.933.5812. 



For people requiring assisted access, a sidewalk-level entrance is available at 103 East 66th Street, located just east of Park Avenue. Patrons may ring the service bell when they arrive, or make arrangements prior to arrival by calling the main security desk at 212.616.3950 x1.


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Event Information:

  • Sun, Feb 17, 2019 to Sun, Feb 17, 2019
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