Coming Up: Panel Discussion
Art Basel Conversations | Miami Beach | What is the Role of Museums in the Age of Political Polarization?
Throughout the world, museums are confronting a new, polarized political landscape. The forces of nationalism, nativism, and anti-globalism are on the rise, challenging many of the assumptions of inclusivity on which museums have been built. So how should museums navigate this new landscape? Should they openly engage in contemporary politics, thereby risking the prospect of having to take sides and being pulled into contentious debates, or should they offer a refuge from ideology and social conflict, which could leave them appearing aloof and disengaged? What are the roles and responsibilities of art institutions during a time like this?
Franklin Sirmans, Director, Pérez Art Museum, Miami; Kaywin Feldman, Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Director and President, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Amy Sadao, Daniel W. Dietrich II Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Moderated by András Szántó.
Sat 08 Dec, 10am - 11am, Miami Beach Convention Center Auditorium.