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Lectures

2019 Fingerman Lecture Series: Kaywin Feldman

5/5/2019 / 1:30pm

Art and Empathy: The Wonder of Wonders

Kaywin Feldman, Director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Fingerman Lecture, and the public announcement of our positioning statement, the Des Moines Art Center presents a series of four lectures by leading museum directors about the role of museums in addressing the complexity of today’s cultural, political, and social concerns. James Rondeau, Kaywin Feldman, Franklin Sirmans, and Kevin Gover will visit us this spring and fall and present ideas that challenge long held beliefs about museums and help us envision a bold and relevant future for our cultural institutions.

In the age of the selfie, fake news, and “me time”, what is the role of the art museum? Some have suggested this moment is “the death of the museum”, but perhaps it is the time that heralds the triumph of the museum and the visual arts? In her talk, Feldman will discuss the dramatic potential of wonder and empathy in today’s turbulent world.

This series is made possible through generous gifts by Louis and Lois Fingerman. View other lectures in the 2019 Fingerman Lecture Series.

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Location Information:
Levitt Auditorium

2019-05-05 13:30:00 2019-05-05 00:00:00 America/Chicago 2019 Fingerman Lecture Series: Kaywin Feldman Art and Empathy: The Wonder of Wonders Kaywin Feldman , Director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Fingerman Lecture, and the public announcement of our positioning statement, the Des Moines Art Center presents a series of four lectures by leading museum directors about the role of museums in addressing the complexity of today’s cultural, political, and social concerns. James Rondeau, Kaywin Feldman, Franklin Sirmans, and Kevin Gover will visit us this spring and fall and present ideas that challenge long held beliefs about museums and help us envision a bold and relevant future for our cultural institutions. In the age of the selfie, fake news, and “me time”, what is the role of the art museum? Some have suggested this moment is “the death of the museum”, but perhaps it is the time that heralds the triumph of the museum and the visual arts? In her talk, Feldman will discuss the dramatic potential of wonder and empathy in today’s turbulent world. This series is made possible through generous gifts by Louis and Lois Fingerman. View other lectures in the 2019 Fingerman Lecture Series . Make Reservations NEW!  Assisted listening devices are available upon request. Please inquire upon check-in. Levitt Auditorium

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