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The Phillips Collection: Leading Edge Ideas Inside The 21st-Century Museum Oct. 27

The Phillips Collection is holding a day of discussions about new ways to support the arts, the impact of arts on well-being, and how art can be a connector in a globalized world.

Leading Edge Ideas Inside the 21st-Century Museum will take place October 27, 2014 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm in the auditorium and galleries.

Admission is free but reservations required.

10 am

Panel Discussion: Philosophies of Philanthropy

Vicki and Roger Sant, longtime supporters of The Phillips Collection and leading Washington philanthropists, in conversation, with Jeffrey Brown, Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society, PBS NewsHour

10:45 am

Presentation of Duncan Phillips Medal to Vicki and Roger Sant

11 am

Panel Discussion: Art, Contemplation, and Well-Being

in partnership with the University of Virginia

Screening of the ART21 segment on artist Wolfgang Laib, with an introduction from Susan Sollins, Executive Director, ART21.

Moderated by Tim McHenry, Director of Public Programs and Performance, Rubin Museum of Art

PANELISTS Wolfgang Laib, creator of the Laib Wax Room at The Phillips Collection David Germano, Lead Faculty Director, Contemplative Sciences Center, UVA Kennita R. Carter, Acting Director, Integrative Health Coordinating Center, Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation at the Veterans Health Administration Brooke Rosenblatt, Head of Public Engagement, The Phillips Collection

12:30 pm

Lunch Break and Performance by Pedro Laschof Abstract Nationalism & National Abstraction: Anthems for Four Voices

2 pm

Panel Discussion: The Arts in Africa

in partnership with Art in Embassies

Moderated by Johnnetta Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art


Senegalese artists Muhsana Ali, Fode Camara, Viye Diba, and Piniang (Ibrahima Niang), who created a mural at The Phillips Collection

Harriet Elam-Thomas, US Ambassador to Senegal from 2000–2002

3 pm

Closing Keynote: Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author. Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, was published in March 2014 and debuted at number one in the New York Times Bestseller list.

4 pm

Performance by Pedro Laschof Abstract Nationalism & National Abstraction: Anthems for Four Voices

The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street NW.