The Secretary of the Smithsonian, David J. Skorton, M.D., asks: In a world that seems to be perpetually in crisis, do the arts still have a place in society today? What role does art play in feeding our collective soul, and how can it help us handle – even shed light on – the struggles of the modern era?
Director of the Menil Collection
Senior art critic at The New Yorker
Theater artist and a senior contributor to The Federalist
Art Is Humanity’s Common Thread, Says the Director of the National Museum of African Art
(Banner image: Nam June Paik, "Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii" Smithsonian American Art Museum, © Nam June Paik Estate, Gift of the artist)