I’ll bet the concept of arts and diplomacy may have escaped you, but consider this for a moment: The U.S. does not have Ministry of Culture, but other nations do. Does the U.S. engage in diplomatic cultural efforts and if so, what might they be?
To find out, you might want to attend a panel discussion put together by The World Affairs Council in Dallas and Fort Worth next week with the savviest area scholars: Ted Pillsbury, the Senior Fine Arts Expert at Heritage Auction Galleries; Timothy Potts, the former director of the Kimbell and soon to direct the Fitzwilliams Museum in Cambridge,England; Dorothy Kosinski, the Barbara Thomas Lemmon Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art; and Rick Brettell, the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics at UTD.
In addition, they will be joined by Elizabeth Rohatyn, the founder of FRAME (The French/Regional/American Museum Exchange).
The Dallas discussion is next Tuesday at The Heritage Auction Galleries, 4:30 p.m. and Fort Worth’s is next Wednesday at the Kimbell Art Museum at 10 a.m. For more information, check out: The World Affairs Council.