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Lectures
Panel Discussion
Why Is Art Necessary?

April 15 at 5:00
East Building Auditorium
Panelists include Mark Bradford, artist; Agnes Gund, philanthropist and collector; David Rubenstein, trustee, National Gallery of Art, and co-founder and co-executive chairman, The Carlyle Group; and Frank Stella, artist. Moderated by Darren Walker, president, Ford Foundation and vice president, FAPE.

The discussion will be streamed live here.

Art has existed almost as long as humankind with varying media, methods, and genres. Art has the power to inspire, heal, connect, and transform. It can serve as a memorial, a catalyst, a reflection, or a statement. This distinguished panel will discuss the necessity of art in today’s fast-paced world.

This program is coordinated with the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.

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