The Imagery of Freedom

Special Event
June 5, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM 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; Adah Rose Bitterbaum, Owner, Adah Rose Gallery; Frank Calzon, Executive Director, Center for a Free Cuba; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Cato Daily Podcast host, Director of Multimedia, Cato Institute.

Using eagles and flags to rainbows and abstract art, many people have expressed ideas about freedom in art. Are there commonalities among these representations? Do these representations reflect competing values? When do images make a stronger impression than words? What makes some images clichés and some unique and attention-getting successes? Join us to hear a discussion of these questions and more.