Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the performing arts, with guests; Terry Dwyer, Executive Director of The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center; Joan Squires, President of Omaha Performing Arts; & Alan Vella, President & CEO of the FOX Theatre in Atlanta.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the future of performing arts, with guests; Lori Dimun, President & CEO of the Harris Theater in Millennium Park; Rachel Fine, Executive Director and CEO of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts; & Elizabeth Sobol, President & CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on exploring Latino culture through the performing arts, with guests; Rebecca Read-Medrano Co-Founder & Executive Director of GALA Hispanic Theatre & Rafael Sanchez, Executive Artistic Director of Repertorio Espanol in NYC.
Todd Slisher, Executive Director of the Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium, and Kay Schwartz, Director at Flint Public Library, discuss making learning fun and engaging as well as keeping Flint’s history alive.
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