New York University’s College of Arts and Science will host “Art and Social Conflict: Culture Wars from 1930 to the Present,” the third and final in a series of conversations on American Culture, Arts, and Social Policy, on Wed., February 4, 6:30 p.m. at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 102, 100 Washington Square East (at Washington Place). Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street). The conversation series is held in conjunction with the Corporation of Yaddo.
The participants for “Art and Social Conflict” are: Philip Gourevitch, editor of the Paris Review; James Hannaham, a writer at Salon.com and author of the forthcoming novel, God Says No (McSweeney’s); A. M. Homes, author of the Mistress’s Daughter (Viking) and other works of fiction; and Micki McGee, author of Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life (Oxford) and editor of Yaddo: Making American Culture (Columbia University Press). The conversation will be moderated by Marianne Weems, who is artistic director and co-founder of the theater group, the Builders Association, and co-editor of Art Matters: How the Culture Wars Changed America (NYU Press).
The event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the NYU College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office: 212.998.8100. The February 4 conversation is the final of the series. The previous conversations, “From Patronage to Social Policy: Who Pays for the Arts?” and “Cultural Phantasms: Thoughts on Hi, Lo, and Hi-Lo Culture,” were also hosted by NYU.
Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com.
Yaddo, the storied artists’ retreat in Saratoga Springs, NY, was founded in 1900. It was hailed by a contemporary observer as “a unique experiment, which has no parallel in the world of fine arts.” NYU has collaborated with Yaddo to host a series of evenings exploring issues in contemporary arts and letters. The programs have run in conjunction with a major exhibition at the New York Public Library, “Yaddo: Making American Culture,” curated by panelist Micki McGee, which runs through February 14. A concurrent exhibit at NYU’s Tamiment Library on Art and Politics runs through February 28 (Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, 10th Floor).