Week Nine :: Aug. 17–25

Exploring Race and Culture in America with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center

The intersection of race and culture creates a unique vibrancy to American democracy, often channeling and challenging the ugly effects of racism, bigotry and inequality, past and present. In this week, we examine the different ways that race and culture shape and enrich our society, and how being responsible consumers of culture, regardless of our different backgrounds and tastes, matters to who we are as citizens and as an American community. We open and close the week with renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who explores race and culture as a testing ground for the principles of American democracy.

Week Nine also features the third annual Chautauqua Food Festival on Bestor Plaza.

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10:45 a.m. Lectures

Morning Lectures

10:45 a.m., Monday-Friday, Amphitheater

Ideas and opinions are exchanged in an open, challenging atmosphere, and Chautauqua's knowledgeable audiences have the opportunity to participate in question-and-answer sessions at the conclusion of the lectures.

Events

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 | 10:45am

    Wynton Marsalis

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    Managing and artistic director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
    World-renowned trumpeter and composer

    Wynton Marsalis returns to Chautauqua to open and close a week on "Exploring Race and Culture in America with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center."



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 10:45am

    Sarah Lewis

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    Author, The RiseGuest editor, Aperture’s “Vision & Justice” issue

    Sarah Lewis, a scholar and author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery, sparked national conversation with “Vision & Justice” — the landmark issue of Aperture dedicated to photography of the black experience that explores...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 10:45am

    Bird Runningwater

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    Bird Runningwater serves as the director of Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program, overseeing the Native Filmmakers Lab, the Native Producers Fellowship, the Sundance Film Festival’s Native Forum, the Full Circle Initiative and was recently appointed to co-lead...



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  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 10:45am

    Ariana A. Curtis

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    Ariana A. Curtis is the first curator of Latinx Studies at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is responsible for museum research and collections related to: U.S. Latinx, U.S. Afro-Latinx, African American & Latinx, African Diaspora...



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  • Friday, August 23, 2019 | 10:45am

    Wynton Marsalis

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    Managing and artistic director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
    World-renowned trumpeter and composer

    Wynton Marsalis returns to Chautauqua to open and close a week on "Exploring Race and Culture in America with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center."



    Location: Amphitheater