The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, September 20, 2019


Smithsonian releases its third installment of Second Opinion: "The State of the Arts in 21st-Century America"
What role do the arts play in the nation’s success and identity?


WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian released its third installment of Second Opinion: “The State of the Arts in 21st-Century America,” which examines the importance, impact and future of the arts in America.

Launched in 2017, Second Opinion is a digital platform that convenes thought leaders to explore some of the critical issues facing our nation and the world. The site features a big idea or topic that is explored through a variety of different features, angles and points of view. The topics are reinforced by the breadth and depth of the Smithsonian’s reach and expertise. The site’s goal is to foster conversation and the understanding that different opinions which arise from the same set of facts can lead to better collaboration toward common goals. Second Opinion also seeks to engage local communities by providing educational materials from the Smithsonian that help convene conversations and drive thought leadership.

For “The State of the Arts,” Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton convened a discussion with María Magdalena Campos-Pons, artist and professor of studio art at Vanderbilt University; David Marcus, artistic director of Blue Box World and senior contributor to The Federalist; Rebecca Rabinow, director of the Menil Collection and Art Museum in Houston; and Peter Schjeldahl, senior art critic at The New Yorker.

The panelists analyzed the role of art museums in society, digitization and its impact on experiencing art, the moral obligations of artists, the importance of art in solving some of the challenges facing the world, and how museums can reach new audiences and become more accessible in the 21st century.

Several Smithsonian leaders also shared their perspectives and insights. Smithsonian Provost John Davis and Gus Casely-Hayford, the director of the National Museum of African Art, discussed the role of art as humanity’s common thread. Stephanie Stebich, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, shared five books she believes expand the definition of what art can be, and Melissa Chiu, the director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, offered a list of five artists who are helping people better understand the modern art world.

Other content includes interviews with artists Ai Weiwei and Erwin Wurm; Paul Ha, director of MIT’s List Visual Arts Center; Stephanie Smith, director of the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia; and Jay Nordlinger, music critic and senior editor for National Review, among others.

Visitors to the Second Opinion site can listen to an episode of the Smithsonian’s podcast “Sidedoor” featuring an interview with Amy Sherald, the artist who painted the portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama that now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. Also available are excerpts from Tom Stoppard’s play Travesties and the National Museum of American History’s O Say Can You See? blog about how the arts promote social change.

The fourth installment of Second Opinion is scheduled for later this year.






Today's News

August 7, 2018

First North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks discovered

Morocco's ancient city of Volubilis rises again

Smithsonian releases its third installment of Second Opinion: "The State of the Arts in 21st-Century America"

Robert Redford 'retiring from acting' at 81

"Poster passion" leads to records at Swann; Mucha's Times of the Day top lot in August sale

Toby Kamps joins White Cube as Director of External Projects

Funeral set for Israel's only Oscar-winning director Moshe Mizrahi

Multimedia exhibition features never-before-seen photographs of historic sites

Aspen Art Museum raises over $2.5 million at 2018 ArtCrush Summer Benefit

Sarah Bailey Hogarty appointed Director of Marketing and Communications of The Contemporary Jewish Museum

2018 Seattle Art Fair concludes 4th year with high engagement and permanent gifts to city

Reynolda's centennial marketing campaign wins top award in the southeast, inspires tattoos

New season of film at Tate Modern

1929 Bentley 4 1/2 litre 'Le Mans' style tourer for sale with H&H Classics

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation to hold symposium and exhibition

Nam June Paik Award 2018 shortlist announced

In the Manner Of to offer paintings attributed to Van Gogh, Warhol, Picasso, Corot, and Modigliani

Enormous 'lightning bolt' gold nugget - rarer than any diamond - to bring $100,000 at auction

After 'Mary Shelley', pioneering Saudi female director keen to film back home

Significant gift of major works by Mervyn Williams on view at the Sarjeant

Last chance to see: Exhibition of paintings by British artist Celia Paul at the Yale Center for British Art

Sydney Architecture Festival 2018 announces program

London Design Biennale selects Studio INI installation for central courtyard exhibit at Somerset House

PHOTOFAIRS / Shanghai 2018 announces a challenging public program

Workable tips on selecting a degree of your dream

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful