WONDER: Human Experience and the Arts | June 6–9, 2024
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WONDER Keynote: Kaywin Feldman

WONDER Keynote: Kaywin Feldman

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When
June 6 @ 6:00 PM
Where
Historic Asolo Theater
Price
$45
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Living in a Material World: the Wonder of Human Creativity

In her keynote address, Kaywin Feldman, director of the National Gallery of Art, explores the intersection of beauty, creativity, materiality, and meaning. Drawing from thirty years’ experience as a museum director, she explores the power of art to connect us to our capacity for wonder.

Speaker Biography

Kaywin Feldman is the director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She was appointed in 2019, the first woman to lead the nation’s art museum. As director, Feldman is committed to connecting people to art in a globalized world through the power of wonder and accessibility. Before joining the National Gallery, she served as the Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Director and President at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) from 2008 to 2019 and led the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art from 1999 to 2007. Feldman is a member of the board of directors of the Terra Foundation for American Art and a trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the White House Historical Association. She is a past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and past chair of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Feldman received an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, an MA in Museum Studies from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of London, and a BA, summa cum laude, in Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan. She lectures and publishes widely on museums in the twenty-first century.

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This lecture is part of WONDER: Human Experience and the Arts | June 6-9, 2024

As a museum complex featuring visual and performing arts alongside circus history and a Gilded Age mansion, all situated on a bayfront campus, The Ringling is truly a site filled with wonder. This interdisciplinary symposium explores wonder as a source of creative inspiration, artistic medium, and physical and social well-being. Learn more about the WONDER Symposium

Wonder at The Ringling is supported by a generous gift by FORE