Week Three :: July 11–18

Art and Democracy

Artist, advocate, activist, citizen. What is the role of art — and the artist — in an active democracy? In this week, we hear from artists raising the social consciousness, challenging the status quo and engaging communities large and small toward meaningful action.

  • We consider how art and artmaking serves as a catalyst for dissent and change and has the unique ability to bring community together to heal following trauma.
  • How are the arts uniquely positioned to move the conversation forward, when other attempts at dialogue fail?
10:45 a.m. Lectures

Chautauqua Lecture Series (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, July 13, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Anna Deavere Smith

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    "Community, Character, Diversity" | Anna Deavere Smith, founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, opens our week on “Art and Democracy” with her singular brand of theatre to explore issues of community, character, and diversity in America.



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Darren Walker

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    "Arts and Social Justice" | Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, an international social justice philanthropy with a $13 billion endowment and $600 million in annual grant making.



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Tricia Rose

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    “What I’ve Learned Telling the Story of Systemic Racism” | Tricia Rose serves as Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies, associate dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives, and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University.



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Paula A. Kerger

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    "Who Are the American People?" | Paula A. Kerger is president and chief executive officer of PBS, the nation’s largest non-commercial media organization, with more than 330-member stations throughout the country.



    Location: CHQ Assembly

     

  • Friday, July 17, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Aaron Bryant

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    Preserving History In Real Time | Aaron Bryant, curator of photography and visual culture at the National Museum of African American History & Culture, is currently leading the institution’s rapid-response collecting program, focusing on stories and artifacts from around the United States related to Black Lives Matter demonstrations in 2020. 



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform