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Happy Dog Takes on the World- Crossing Borders- The Role of Art in International Relations

March 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

What role does art play when it comes to international relations? The poet  W. H. Auden famously wrote “for poetry makes nothing happen” in his 1940 eulogy In Memory of W.B. Yeats. While no poem can be credited with stopping a war or brokering a treaty, the role of the arts is conceivably larger than we might imagine. By forming a conception of ourselves in an ever-changing world, the arts allow us to better define how we relate to and how much we share in common with people across the globe. The arts are used as a diplomatic tool precisely because they are at the root of cultural exchange.

Initiatives by organizations both locally and nationally are a testament to this. Since 2008, the Cleveland Foundation has worked to foster global learning and relationship building through the arts with theirCreative Fusion program. This year, the program will bring Cuban artists to Cleveland for residencies, while also sending some two-dozen Clevelanders to Havana in the spring. The Washington, D.C. basedAntiquities Coalition also recognizes the cultural importance of art to our global identity by fighting against the criminals and terrorist organizations that endanger artifacts in cities from Aleppo to Mosol.

Join us, the City Club, Global Cleveland, International Partners in Mission, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) for a free conversation on the important role of the arts in international relations.


Panelists include:

Peter Herdrich, Co-Founder, The Antiquities Coalition

Lillian A. Kuri, Vice President, Strategic Grantmaking, Arts & Urban Design Initiatives, Cleveland Foundation

Thomas M. Welsh, Director of Performing Arts, The Cleveland Museum of Art

This conversation will be moderated by WCPN host/producer Tony Ganzer.

Location: The Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, 44102


March 7, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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(216) 781-3730
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5801 Detroit Avenue
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