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February 8 : Hear IMA's Maxwell Anderson envision a culture of responsibility for museums in the 21st century

IMA director and CEO Maxwell L. Anderson speaks to Butler University's Leadership through the Arts Forum on the important theme of "The Culture of Responsibility in Art Museums"

When: Thursday February 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Butler University, Robertson Ford Salon

Maxwell Anderson became director and chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Museum of Art in June 2006. Along with a $354 million endowment, 152 acres of grounds, and a collection of 50,000 works of art, the IMA has among the largest art museum facilities in the United States. Anderson also serves as a research affiliate for Princeton University's Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, a program of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and writes a column on art world trends for The Art Newspaper.

If this event sounds interesting, you should check out some other discussions of civic leadership such as a talk by NPR's Tavis Smiley February 2. A similar discussion will be whether capitalism can be in the public good February 27.

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