Municipalities and non-profits around the world construct museums, theaters, libraries, parks, and cultural districts with the hopes of encouraging investment in underdeveloped urban areas, improving the quality of life for residents, and attracting tourist dollars.

In this first program of the Culture as Catalyst: Past, Present, Future series, panelists from across the U.S. share how their cultural facilities and civic spaces respond to the needs of the community.

Panelists:
Mary Margaret Jones, senior principal, Hargreaves Associates
Ed Lebow, director of public art, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Victoria Rogers, executive vice president, New World Symphony, Miami
G. Martin Moeller, Jr., senior curator, National Building Museum (moderator)

1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 LA CES (ASLA)

$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Other lectures in the series:
March 14
Cultural Investments: Economic Impact of the Arts
April 10
Industry to Art: Revitalizing Cities through Culture

Culture as Catalyst: Past, Present, Future is generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and McGraw-Hill Construction.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum’s award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.Read more