The Art of Change

2017

The Art of Change

Artists play a powerful role in shaping our views of who we are as a country. Whether activists or innovators, chroniclers of history or interpreters of current events, they wield their talent and help us grapple with our biggest challenges. As artists undertake their work in these times of rapid innovation, the platforms they employ continue to change. The “business” of music, film, dance, and theater dramatically shifts the ways in which we experience art and culture. Do these new paradigms compromise or enhance how artists work? Do they undermine or increase their power as changemakers? This track explores the role of culture and creativity in responding to an ever-changing America.

Track Events

Popular Culture, Civil Liberties, and America
Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Live in Concert
Defining "American" and the Art of Activism
The Color of Reality (Performance and Discussion)
2017 Festival 1 and Festival 2