Art and Democracy

Art and Democracy

7/12/20 - 7/18/20 Artist, advocate, activist, citizen. What is the role of art — and the artist — in an active democracy? Artists can raise the social consciousness, challenge the status quo and engage communities large and small toward meaningful action.

Art and Democracy
  • Six Sermons by Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J.

    This series of six sermons by Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J. originally aired during week three of the 2020 summer assembly.

    Sunday: “A Longer Table” John 6: 1 – 15

    Monday: “Fire All The Other Gods” 1 John 1: 1 – 5

    Tuesday: “The Thorn Underneath” Matthew 8: 28 – 34

    Wednesday: “Your Soul Clapping Its...

  • The Spiritual Soul and Political Body in Art

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, July 13, 2020.

    Ori Soltes brings his background in art history, theology, philosophy and political history to Chautauqua.

    Soltes, who teaches at Georgetown University, is the former Director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, and ha...

  • The Artist as Citizen

    Originally broadcast at 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, July 13, 2020.

    Joseph Polisi details the role of 21st-century artists, and their impact today.

    “Creativity is the human mind.”

    An interview with Dr. Joseph Polisi, President Emeritus & Chief China Officer, The Juilliard School.

    About Chautauq...

  • Music from the Other Europe

    Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, July 13, 2020.

    Pianist Brian Zeger, violinist Nurit Pacht and cellist Tobias Werner perform music by Dvořák, Block, Janáček and Bartók.

    Brian Zeger appears regularly on the Guest Faculty of Chautauqua’s Voice Program and is widely recognized as one o...

  • Arts and Social Justice

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

    Darren Walker details empathy, arts and social justice philanthropy in a time of civil unrest.

    He explains how it’s all key to changing the country. “What are we willing to give up?”

    Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, an...

  • Four Phases of Women’s (and a Growing Number of Men’s) Career Cycles

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

    Avivah Wittenberg-Cox details global gender balance and how to adjust to a changed world.

    Wittenberg-Cox is the CEO of 20-First, a global consulting firm working with companies interested in capturing the competitive advantage of ge...

  • Telling the Story of Systemic Racism

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Tricia Rose on structural racism and the gears that spin the current system.

    “There’s no easy, single villain.”

    Rose is the Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies, associate dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives and D...

  • Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 7/15/20

    Originally broadcast at 12:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Chautauqua Institution interim organist Joshua Stafford plays a weekly concert on the Tallman Tracker Organ in the Hall of Christ. Originally built in 1893 for the First Baptist Church in Nyack, New York, the Tallman Organ was gift...

  • The Beauty We Love

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Eugene Friesen examines the animal inspiration to human rhythm, composition and orchestration.

    “All of music is world music.”

    Friesen is a four-time Grammy Award winner and has worked and recorded with such diverse artists as Dave ...

  • An Afternoon Piano Recital with Sara Davis Buechner

    Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020, on the Virtual Porch. To view the event in its entirety, please visit https://porch.chq.org/re/event/121/

    Sonata in D major KV 284 “Dürnitz”- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) ...

  • Notions of Resistance in Black Art

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Fahamu Pecou describes his artwork, background and the use of protest in art.

    “I make art in a form of protest, but more so in a form of love.”

    Pecou is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose works combine observations ...

  • How to Contribute to PBS American Portrait

    View a primer on PBS American Portrait, a national storytelling project aligned with PBS's 50th anniversary celebration, which invites America to participate in a national conversation about what it really means to be an American today. To answer this question, PBS and its partners are collecting...

  • Who Are the American People?

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, 2020.

    Paula Kerger details PBS’ mission after 50 years and in the current social climate.

    “Our focus is on citizens and not on consumers.”

    Kerger is president and chief executive officer of PBS, the nation’s largest non-commercial med...

  • Navigating Culture and Faith Through Art

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, 2020.

    Azzah Sultan on using her art as a tool to disassemble stigmas and stereotypes of Muslim people.

    “What does it mean to be Muslim in America?”

    Sultan is a celebrated artist, having received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, and ...

  • CLSC: 'The Source of Self-Regard'

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, 2020.

    John Hoppenthaler presents Toni Morrison's The Source of Self-Regard.

    The Source of Self-Regard, released in February 2019, was Morrison’s final published work as she died in August 2019. Morrison was an American novelist, essayist...

  • Recitals with Rossen featuring Natasha Paremski

    Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, 2020.

    With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with ...

  • CSO Rebroadcast: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Alexander Gavrylyuk

    Rebroadcast at 8:15 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, 2020.

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Rebroadcasts

    Selected Thursdays at 8:15 p.m.

    CSO Rebroadcast: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Alexander Gavrylyuk

    Join us online to watch selected favorites from CSO performances recorded in t...

  • Preserving History In Real Time

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 17, 2020.

    Aaron Bryant on bringing out the humanity of objects and the rapid response collection of current events.

    “History happens right before our eyes.”

    Aaron Bryant is a museum curator at the National Museum of African American History...

  • Interfaith Friday: Buddhism

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, July 17, 2020.

    Eryl and Wayman Kubicka dissect Buddhist meditation, something they have practiced for decades.

    “The mind is basically silent and we rarely touch that.” - Eryl Kubicka.

    Both Eryl and Wayman have been teachers of Buddhist meditation i...

  • Marketing Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 17, 2020.

    Jon Schmitz introduces a 1923 film produced to attract new visitors of Chautauqua.

    John Schmitz is an archivist and historian for Chautauqua. The 1923 film provides a wonderful documentation of the Chautauqua ground and programs at ...

  • Gina Chavez Performs

    Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Friday, July 17, 2020.

    Gina Chavez returns to Chautauqua with a special online concert and conversation.

    Chavez is a 12-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2019 Female Vocalist and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year, Gina explores the true meaning of “Am...