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Art and Politics: How Artists Respond to Turbulent Times through Their Creation A panel discussion with Professor William N. Goetzmann, Ian Johnson and Kejia Wu ‘11

Monday, Feb 12 2024 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm

50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

In the 1330's, Sienese painter Ambrogio Lorenzetti created three fresco panels titled "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government," offering insights into effective republic governance. Picasso's 1937 painting "Guernica" expressed his emotional response to Nazi Germany's bombing of the Basque and stands today as an iconic reminder of WWII's tragedies. 

Amidst recurring global crises, a key question arises: Can artists still impact society through their creations? What's the dynamic between art and politics, and how are artists responding to today's turmoil? 

Members of the Yale Club of NYC and Yale SOM Alumni are invited to a panel discussion, "Art and Politics," featuring noted art economist and SOM Professor William N. Goetzmann '86, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Ian Johnson, and art historian and author of "A Modern History of China’s Art Market" Kejia Wu '11. These renowned panelists will share unique perspectives on the intersection of art and politics. 

This event is graciously hosted by The Yale Club of New York City in partnership with the Yale School of Management NYC Alumni Chapter. Please take note of the Yale Club guest and visitor policies, including dress code here. Light bites and beverages will be served, providing the perfect setting for engaging conversation. 

When: Monday, February 12, 2024 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET 
Where: The Library at Yale Club of New York, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10001 
Cost: Alumni $10, Guests $15 

Note for Yale Club of NYC Members: Yale SOM Alumni who are members of the Yale Club of NYC should use the Yale Club app to register.