Ninth Annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium: The Museum and the City

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Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 6:30pm - Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Perelman Building Auditorium. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Anne d’Harnoncourt believed passionately that museums must be active global and local citizens. 

This conference will bring together important museum leaders, civic leaders, artists, and architects to discuss how museums can serve the vibrant and diverse civic life that we want in the 21st century.
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 6:30PM (KEYNOTE ADDRESS)
Perelman Building Auditorium. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue

 
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
architects of the new Barnes Foundation and the Barack Obama Presidential Center
“An Architect’s Responsibility: A Search for the Durable, when Everything is Changing”
Seating for the Keynote Address is limited, and ticket reservations are required.
Tickets for the general public ($20) and PMA members ($16), register here
Free tickets for Penn faculty and students, register here

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 10AM-4PM (TWO PANEL DISCUSSIONS)
Auditorium, Parkway Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street

 
First Panel 10am-12noon
"Civic Space in the 21st Century"

Moderated by: David B. Brownlee, Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
Richard Gluckman, architect, New York City
Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Julian Siggers, Williams Director, University of Pennsylvania Museum
Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Director General, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
 
Second Panel 2-4pm
"The Audience of the 21st Century"

Moderated by: Gail Harrity, President and COO, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wilfredo Bení­tez, Executive Director, Ludwig Foundation of Cuba
Carmen Febo-San Miguel, Executive Director, Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia
Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem
Sarah McEneaney, artist, Philadelphia
Leslee Michelsen, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Shangri La Museum
of Islamic Art, Culture, and Design, Honolulu
 
No tickets are required for the Saturday panel discussions.
 

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Event Type: 
GlobalPhilly 2017 events
Topic: 
Arts and Culture
Topic: 
Visual Arts
Topic: 
Museum/Exhibition
Topic: 
Historical Preservation / Archaeology