We Should Look Beyond Economics and Open Our Eyes to Beauty
Fiona Reynolds--former Director-General of the National Trust, a conservation organization which protects and makes public historic houses and gardens, industrial monuments, and mills in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland--examines the cultural heritage of beauty and why its important to cultivate and care for.
In Conversation With Metalsmith Artist Tiff Massey
Born and bred Detroit-based metalsmith artist Tiff Massey--the first Black woman to graduate from Cranbrook's metal department--discusses her defining creative moments, the labor of her craft, and the realities of "what is happening on the ground" in her hometown with Arts.Black cofounder Taylor Renee Aldridge.
Why Beauty Matters: Gladstone “Fluney” Hutchinson on Developing Dignity Through Community Building
Gladstone "Fluney" Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Economics at Lafayette College, recalls his experience watching a community come together through celebration of hard work and the good things that come from it, as well as the challenges of controlling your narrative.
Why Beauty Matters: Alexandra Vazquez on the Spirited Sounds of New York City
Alexandra Vazquez, Associate Professor of Performance Studies at New York University, discusses the wonders of a radio mega-mix that highlights the people, places, and things of the Big Apple.
Why Beauty Matters: Anna Marazuela Kim on Its Foundational Role for Cities and a More Just Society
Anna Marazuela Kim--Associate Fellow at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture--recalls her earliest familial experiences with beauty, in both music and literature, as gifts that helped her grow, survive, and thrive.
Why Beauty Matters: Nancy Adler on the Call to Reclaim Our Collective Power of Artistic Creation
Professor of Organizational Behavior at McGill University Nancy Adler shares a poignant moment beneath the stars that preceded a time defined by struggle, not beauty, and the eternal power of beauty as a form of protest.
Why Beauty Matters: Maria Jackson on Surrendering to Feelings and Controlling Our Narrative
Maria Jackson, senior advisor of Arts and Culture at the Kresge Foundation, reflects on the importance of leading an interrogative, thoughtful life, and why its arts and culture are justice issues.