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A Commitment to the Arts That Will Transform Communities

September 28, 2011 by Luis Ubiñas, President, Ford Foundation Luis Ubiñas. Photo courtesy of the Ford Foundation I am often asked why I have such a deep commitment to the arts. It’s because I see the arts as part of what will deliver us from this time of deep economic and, more importantly, spiritual dislocation. […]

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Postcard from New York State

July 25, 2011 by Rocco Landesman Here I am with Louise Slaughter (and Rochester’s News Channel 10) during our visit to the George Eastman House. Photo courtesy of George Eastman House. I’m just back from a fairly intense and jam packed trip to western New York. We started in Schenectady where they were having the […]

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The Artist and Social Transformation

As we witness the tumultuous change sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa, it is easy to overlook the role of art and artists in these movements. Yet one needs only to think about the recent imprisonment of Ai Wei Wei in China to be reminded that artists are often on the forefront of social agitation and transformation.

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The Artist and Social Transformation

May 10, 2011 Washington, DC by Edward Norton, Member, President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Edward Norton speaking on the artist and social transformation at Fresh Angle: A Ford Forum on the Arts. Photo courtesy of the Ford Foundation As we witness the tumultuous change sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa, […]

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The Artist and Social Transformation

May 10, 2011 Washington, DC by Edward Norton, Member, President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Edward Norton speaking on the artist and social transformation at Fresh Angle: A Ford Forum on the Arts. Photo courtesy of the Ford Foundation As we witness the tumultuous change sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa, […]

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