March 10, 2023
1 – 2 pm ET
Presented live on Zoom
Since 1982, the Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Program has supported wide-ranging collection projects and exhibitions at art museums in all 50 states. In commemoration of the program’s 40th anniversary, the Foundation has organized a year-long series of virtual conversations moderated by field leaders and Luce grantees, past and present. The New-York Historical Society is honored to present these “Henry Luce Foundation Conversations on American Art and Museums.” With an eye toward the future, the participants will explore the role of the visual arts in an open and equitable society, and the capacity of art museums to challenge accepted histories, elevate under-represented voices, and host the critical conversations in which we need to engage.
This conversation centers on the Peabody Essex Museum’s new installation of Native American and American art, exploring the challenges and rewards of combining two collections to consider what it means to belong in America and how artists have the power to transform what we see and how we think.