New York University’s College of Arts and Science will host a series of conversations on American Culture, Arts, and Social Policy beginning with “Cultural Phantasms: Thoughts on Hi, Lo, and Hi-Lo Culture,” on Wed., Nov. 12, 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 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. Future conversations, also held in NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, are “From Patronage to Social Policy: Who Supports the Arts?” (Thurs., Dec. 4, 7:00 p.m.) and “Art and Social Conflict: Culture Wars from 1930 to the Present” (Wed., Feb. 4, 2009, 6:30 p.m.).
Discussants for the Nov. 12 conversation include: sculptor Terry Adkins whose work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum; film producer Lisa Cortes, a member of the original creative team of Def Jam Records; critic and novelist David Gates whose works include Jernigan, Preston Falls, and The Wonders of the Invisible World; and Richard Locke, director of the nonfiction writing program at Columbia University. Moderating the session will be Marcelle Clements, a journalist and novelist (Midsummer) who is
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