Across The MacDowell Dinner Table: The Relationship of Money to Art / Nell Painter, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Lonnie Bunch, and Marc Payot - 92Y, New York

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Across The MacDowell Dinner Table: The Relationship of Money to Art

Nell Painter, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Lonnie Bunch, and Marc Payot
Nell Painter, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Lonnie Bunch, and Marc Payot

At MacDowell we provide diverse artists—from emerging to distinguished—the freedom to create. Then other institutions, notably galleries and museums, bring their work to its various audiences.

What those audiences see, how they see it, and where often relates to resources of money and power. Three pivotal figures who bring artwork to the world discuss what abundant resources — as well as the lack thereof — can mean for how we, the public, see art.

Joining Nell Painter in conversation on big money, big power, and how we see art are Mary Schmidt Campbell (Executive Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem in its formative years, currently president of Spelman College), Lonnie Bunch (founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and currently Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution) and Marc Payot (currently president of the international art gallery Hauser & Wirth).

This multi-disciplinary series of conversations about creativity and the arts serves to capture the magic of artists-in-residence from every discipline coming together on the MacDowell residency grounds. It features artists and luminaries from across the globe in dialogue including Sally Field, Change-rae Lee, Jaqueline Woodson, P. Carl, T Kira Madden, Michael Chabon, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Lonnie Bunch, Marc Payot, Linda Harrison, Garth Greenan, Indhu Rubasingham, Riva Lehrer, Andrea Martin, and Joyce Kozloff! This partnership series between MacDowell and the 92nd Street Y will take place over the course of 2021 and is hosted by MacDowell Fellow, author, visual artist, and MacDowell Board Chair Nell Painter.

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About MacDowell

Composer Edward MacDowell and pianist Marian MacDowell founded MacDowell in 1907 to nurture the arts …

Mary Schmidt Campbell

In March of 2015, Mary Schmidt Campbell, PhD, was named Spelman’s 10th president …

Lonnie Bunch

Lonnie G. Bunch III is the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He assumed his position in June 2019 …

Marc Payot

Marc Payot is President & Senior Partner of Hauser & Wirth, a renowned art gallery with locations in the U.S., Hong Kong, U.K., Switzerland, and Spain …

Nell Painter

After a fulfilling career as a publishing Princeton historian (most notably as the author of The History of White People), Nell Painter began again in art school …

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