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Senator Kennedy and the Arts Tour
Sat, April 29, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Senator Kennedy was a strong advocate for strengthening our cultural institutions and was the first Senator to have a staff member dedicated to the arts. Through this special talk and exhibit tour at the Institute visitors are invited to learn about Senator Kennedy’s role as a champion for the arts, understand the role of elected officials in supporting the arts, and discuss the connection between civic engagement and artistic expression.
The program will begin with a one hour talk with representatives from the Institute and Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, discussing Senator Kennedy’s work as a champion for the arts as well as the status and current role of state and federal support for arts and cultural institutions. Following the talk, visitors will have an hour to tour select collections featured in the Institute’s replica of Senator Kennedy’s Washington, D.C. Senate office and learn more about the Senator’s legacy promoting the arts. Visitors will also be invited to view the From Her Beacon exhibit on view now at the Institute and discuss the relationship between civic engagement and artistic expression. Guests are also invited to contribute to our participatory mural by Artists for Humanity.
This ticket is $16 and includes the talk and exhibit tour, as well as admission to the Institute.