Conference on Federal Funding at MIT

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Subject: Conference on Federal Funding at MIT
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Date: 10 Jun 93 19:31:05 GMT
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MIT Conference to Address Key Issues in Federal Arts Funding
(Speakers to include Senator Edward Kennedy, critic/author Robert Hughes)

As the arts world anticipates President Clinton's nomination of a new
for the National Endowment for the Arts and awaits hearings on NEA
reauthorization, a spectrum of distinguished arts representatives from
the country will debate key federal arts funding issues at a conference
presented by the Office of the Arts at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, June 18-19, 1993.

"The Public Patron: Drafting a Mandate for a Federal Arts Agency," will
the roles and responsibilities of a federal arts agency in the United
The goal of the conference is to encourage critical debate and develop
innovative positions that will advance public policy on the arts.

Friday Evening Addresses, 7:30pm
Welcoming Remarks: Charles M. Vest, president, MIT
Keynote Addresses:
--Robert Hughes, art critic, Time Magazine
--Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), chairman, Senate Committee on Labor
and Human Resources.

Saturday Events:
9:15am Creative Expression Panel:
Katy Kline, moderator, director, MITUs List Visual Arts Center; Robert
Adams, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; John Paul Batiste,
executive director, Texas Commission on the Arts; James Fitzpatrick,
partner, Arnold and Porter; former president, Washington Project for the
Arts; Adolfo Nodal, general manager of the City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs; Judith Shea, sculptor, New York City;
Ellen Stewart, founder and director of LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club,
Inc., New York City

1:30m Education in the Arts Panel:
Ellen T. Harris, moderator, Associate Provost for the Arts at MIT; Helen
Brunner, executive director, National Association of Artists
Organizations; Lilia Garcia, director, Division of Life Skills, Dade
County Public Schools; Frank Hodsoll, former chairman, National
Endowment for the Arts; Bonnie Jo Hunt, president and artistic director,
Artists of Indian America, Inc.; Michael Morgan, assistant conductor,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Alan Parachini, former Los Angeles Times
reporter; spokesman, American Civil Liberties Union (CA)

4:15pm Concluding Keynote
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), chairman, Congressional Arts Caucus.

All events take place at Kresge Auditorium on the MIT campus.

Friday night keynotes are free and open to the public. Registration for the

Saturday events is $25 prior to June 14; $35 thereafter or at the door.

To register by telephone or for more information, call 617 253-2341.
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