The Flint Institute of Arts’ President of the Board of Directors Thomas Lillie, Trustee Kathryn Boles, Trustee Elizabeth Saab discuss the impact FIA has on their visitors and how the community of Flint helps shape the programs and exhibits the institute offers.
Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, Flint community leader, medical doctor, and the Chair of the American Medical Association discusses Flint, the community, and the importance of The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) to the community.
The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) is the second-largest art museum in Michigan and one of the largest museum-connected community art schools in the United States. The FIA makes art accessible and inclusive to all members of their community through permanent collection and temporary exhibitions: guided tours; lectures and community dialogues; art classes, workshops, and studio demonstrations; gallery, studio, and outreach programs for PreK-12, Head Start, and homeschool students; films and videos; print, audio, and multimedia resources.
In this collaboration with The Flint Institute of Arts, we spoke to Flint community leaders and discusses the work they do to provide spaces of art and culture to the people of Flint, Michigan.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on symphony orchestras, with guests; Elise Brunelle, Executive Director of Vermont Symphony Orchestra; Mieko Hatano, Executive Director of The Oakland Symphony & Christina Littlejohn, Chief Executive Officer of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about exclusion in the art world, with guests; Aaron Dworkin of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance and The Sphinx Organization & Patrick Sims of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Theatre for Cultural & Social Awareness at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about HBCU Galleries and Museums, with guests; Dr. Liz Andrews, Executive Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts, Dr. Jontyle Robinson, Curator & Assistant Professor of The Legacy Museum, & Jamaal Sheats, Director and Curator of the Fisk University Galleries.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about the relevance of the Holocaust today, with guests; Erin Blankenship, Interim Executive Director of Florida Holocaust Museum & Mary Pat Higgins, President & CEO of Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of diversity in the arts with guests: Alejandra Peña-Gutierrez, Director of Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico; Amanda de la Garza, Director of Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City and Sylvia Orozco, Executive Director of Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on building diversity in the performing arts with Everett McCorvey, Professor and Director of Opera at the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts; and Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director at the Latino Theatre Company.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on arts education for underserved youth with guests: Michael Manson, Founder & Executive Director at Musical Arts Institute in Chicago, Shelby Williams-Gonzalez, President & CEO of Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles and Liz Hopfan, Executive Director of Free Arts NYC in New York
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on The Big Lie and how this WWII era propaganda technique is still used today, with guests; Rabbi Eli Mayerfeld, CEO of Holocaust Memorial Center Dr. Guy Stern, Former Interim Director of the Center & Former US Army Ritchie Boy & Prof. Dr. Mirjam Wenzel, Director of Jewish Museum Frankfurt
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on how nonprofits promote & shape movies, with guests; Rebecca Campbell, CEO of Austin Film Society James Mejía, CEO of Denver Film (Society) & Lesli Klainberg, Executive Director of Film at Lincoln Center
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on living museums, with guests; Peter Armstrong, President & CEO of Mystic Seaport Museum, Norman Burns, President & CEO of Conner Prairie Museum, and Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President & CEO of Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of symphony orchestras, with guests; J.C. Barker, Executive Director of Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Parrish, Executive Director of The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Sarah Weber, Executive Director of Association of California Symphony Orchestras, and Steve Collins, Executive Director of Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of repertory theatre with guests: Chad Bauman, Managing Director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Drew Ogle, Executive Director of Nashville Repertory Theatre and Angela Gieras, Executive Director of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
Shelley Brown, President and CEO of State Theatre Center for the Arts Inc in Pennsylvania, discusses the importance of the theatre experience and how new generations are learning to interact with and appreciate theatre in their lives and in the community. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Tim Fallon, CEO of PBS39, discusses how the public television station in Pennsylvania serves the community through educational and entertaining programming. Fallon discusses PBS39’s partnerships and growth in the last years and the important role of public media. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.