Arts: Culture and Identity

2016 Program Tracks

From panel discussions to debates to one-on-one interviews and more, we will explore the following topics in depth.

Arts: Culture and Identity

Who are “we” in 2016? What is American identity? With ongoing debates over race, sexuality, economic inequality, and political divisions spilling onto our screens and stages, and into our books and museums, how does culture play into defining and shaping our ever evolving American identity? And in our increasingly technologically enabled silos, how can our culture help us to recognize and relate to each other as humans? This track examines the messages and mediums of culture as it changes along with our nation, reframing and challenging our understanding of ourselves. 

2016 Festival 1 and Festival 2