Friday, April 5, 2013
6:00 pm cocktails, 6:30 pm talk
Free and open to the public. Reservations requested: firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-615-5271. British pub fare by Kitchen Kulture for sale in the café. Spring Street will be closed between Olive and Washington, Wednesday, April 3, at 6:00 AM–Sunday, April 7, at 5:00 PM.
CAM and Laumeier Sculpture Park welcome arts blogger Lee Rosenbaum (aka CultureGrrl) for a lecture on money and museums as part of the 2013 Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival. Museums today are confronting an unprecedented combination of threats to their financial survival—decreased support from government and corporations, less favorable tax treatment for donations, and international financial instability that may further erode operating endowments invested in stocks and other potentially volatile financial vehicles. In what ways—both good and bad—are museums confronting this challenge? What more needs to be done?
Lee Rosenbaum writes the award-winning CultureGrrl blog at artsjournal.com and is a contributor to Wall Street Journal’s “Leisure & Arts” page and Huffington Post Arts. She has provided cultural commentary for NPR and numerous local Public Radio stations and has written for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times Op-Ed pages and for ARTnews and Art in America magazines, among others. A frequent lecturer, she is author of The Complete Guide to Collecting Art (Knopf).
Money, Money! Need, Greed, and Generosity: 2013 Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival
The 2013 Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival will take place at a variety of locations in the area, running April 4-6. Following on the success of the 2012 festival, which included five local educational and cultural organizations, the festival has grown to feature nearly a dozen groups for 2013. Attendees can choose from among film, drama, music, art, history, and literary events, scattered around the region.
The Festival is sponsored in part by the Whitaker Foundation and the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission. Call 314.781.9660 or 314.516.5698 for more information.