Open Spectrum


New York Live Arts Studios
Oct 5 at 7pm
Tickets start at $5, Free for Members

Presented by New York Live ArtsIn partnership with MAPP International
Conceived and curated by Brian Tate

What future awaits when we leave the familiar path? The question has special meaning to us as New Yorkers, whose lives and careers are almost always evolving and as Americans, preparing to elect a new president who could be radically different from the one who came before.

Featuring four esteemed arts leaders who have made lasting differences to our city’s cultural identity: Karen Brooks Hopkins, Senior Fellow in Residence, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation & President Emerita, BAM; Holly Hotchner, President, Hotchner Consulting & Founding Director, the Museum of Arts and Design; Ruby Lerner, Founding President and Executive Director, Creative Capital Foundation; and Danny Simmons, Co-Founder and Vice Chair, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Moderated by Kavitha Mediratta, Chief Strategy Advisor for Equity Initiatives and Human Capital Development at The Atlantic Philanthropies.

Open Spectrum provides space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today. The Fall series titled “Obama Out” looks at the end of the first black presidency and the many questions surrounding President Obama’s legacy.

Open Spectrum is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.