Community Dialogues

An intimate conversational platform founded on the belief that cultural institutions can and should be a catalyst for societal transformation by participating in a world of ideas. Open Spectrum provides a space for community dialogue on the most vital issues facing our community today, engaging participants in active listening, constructive discourse and action planning.

Bill Chats: Hank Willis Thomas

Presented as part of For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative

Bill T. Jones will speak with Hank Willis Thomas, conceptual artist and co-founder of For Freedoms, an artist-run Super PAC founded by Thomas and Eric Gottesman. They will discuss the role of the artist, civic participation, and the 50 State Initiative leading up to the midterm elections.

Right to Bear Arms-A Conversation On Gun Ownership

Presented as part of For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative

Live Arts continues its Open Spectrum Community Dialogues, curated by culture creator Brian Tate of The Tate Group, providing space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

Brilliant Darkness-A Discussion with Artists on Mental Illness

Live Arts continues its Open Spectrum Community Dialogues, curated by culture creator Brian Tate of The Tate Group, providing space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

Bill Chats: Oskar Eustis

Bill T. Jones talks with Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of New York’s Public Theater, who has nurtured one game-changing hit after another for the Public, including the award-winning musical Hamilton.

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Presented as part of Women’s History Month

Live Arts continues its Open Spectrum Community Dialogues, curated by culture creator Brian Tate of The Tate Group, providing space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

Bill Chats: Claudia Rankine and Tracy K Smith

Bill T. Jones talks with Claudia Rankine, poet, essayist, playwright, and the editor of several anthologies, and Tracy K. Smith, poet and educator, who is currently serving as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, an office she assumed in 2017.