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Are the Arts Essential?

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Heinz Endowments at Carnegie Lecture Hall, Pittsburgh PA

May 12 2022
Are the Arts Essential?

Alberta Arthurs in conversation with contributing writers Jeffrey Brown, chief correspondent for arts, culture, and society at PBS NewsHour and Cristal Truscott, playwright, director, scholar, and founder of Progress Theatre.

Available in-person or online via livestream.

In the midst of a devastating pandemic, as theaters, art galleries and museums, dance stages, and concert halls shuttered their doors indefinitely and institutional funding for entertainment and culture evaporated almost overnight, a cohort of highly acclaimed scholars, artists, cultural critics, and a journalist sat down to ponder an urgent question: Are the arts essential?

Across twenty-five engaging essays, these luminaries join together to

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