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      2019 Fingerman Lecture Series: James Rondeau in Des Moines

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      April 11, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      505 Fifth Avenue Suite 302
      Des Moines, Iowa 50309

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      2019 Fingerman Lecture Series: James Rondeau

      4/11/2019 / 7:00pm

      Expanding the Path Forward for Museums

      James Rondeau, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago

      On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Fingerman Lecture, and the public announcement of our positioning statement, the Des Moines Art Center presents a series of four lectures by leading museum directors about the role of museums in addressing the complexity of today’s cultural, political, and social concerns. James Rondeau, Kaywin Feldman, Franklin Sirmans, and Kevin Gover will visit us this spring and fall and present ideas that challenge long held beliefs about museums and help us envision a bold and relevant future for our cultural institutions.

      The Art Institute of Chicago is a civic institution dedicated to its mission to collect, preserve and interpret works of art representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions. Now more than ever before, the fulfilment of that mission calls for the museum to address issues of equity and inclusion: in professional training and opportunities; visitor experience; and collecting, programming and interpretation. Rondeau will share his insights on the Art Institute’s efforts to becoming a more equitable museum, what it has accomplished thus far, and the immense challenges lie ahead.

      This series is made possible through generous gifts by Louis and Lois Fingerman. View other lectures in the 2019 Fingerman Lecture Series.

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      Location Information:
      Levitt Auditorium

      Categories: Education | Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions

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