Freedom: Art as the Messenger

1000 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, 20001

Thursday, April 11 — Friday, June 14, 2019
Monday – Saturday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Art exhibition free and open to the public


Breaking Barriers: Art as the Messenger

Special Event
April 17, 2019
6:30PM to 8:00PM EDT
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Featuring Harriet Lesser, Curator, Freedom: Art as the Messenger; Curator, Strathmore; Former Director of Exhibitions, VisArts, Rockville, Maryland; Former Director of Exhibitions, Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, Washington, DC; Exhibition Artist in the United States and Overseas; June Linowitz, Curator, Freedom: Art as the Messenger; Artist; Art Consultant; Board President, Arts on the Block; Steering Committee, The Resilience Fund; Former Honoree, “Images and Expressions, Maryland Women In The Arts,” Maryland Women’s Heritage Center; Michael Cayo-Cotter, Artist, Freedom: Art as the Messenger; and Melinda K. P. Stees, Artist, Freedom: Art as the Messenger; moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

Can art bridge cultures? Does it contribute to civil conversation, to challenging conversation, or both? Does art necessarily contain a political message? Join us for a discussion on these topics and how the exhibition, Freedom: Art as the Messenger, addresses these important and timely issues.

Additional speakers will be added in the near future.

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