Join the New-York Historical Society on Friday, October 13, at 1pm (ET) for Creative Dialogues: Curating with Community Partners.

This conversation will consider how practices for sharing authority with community members can shape and energize curatorial processes and projects.

  • Ryan N. Dennis
    Senior Curator and Director of Public Initiatives at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston, Texas
  • Peggy Fogelman
    Norma Jean Calderwood Director, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts 
  • Betsy Bradley (moderator)
    Director, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi

Registration is required to receive a link. To RSVP for this free discussion, visit

Since its founding in 1982, the Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Program has supported wide-ranging collection projects and exhibitions at art museums in all 50 states. In commemoration of the program’s 40th anniversary, the foundation organized a yearlong series of virtual conversations moderated by field leaders and Luce grantees, past and present.

Deliberately forward-facing rather than retrospective, the Henry Luce Foundation Conversations on American Art and Museums explore what the best futures of American art and museums might look like. Participants delve into the role of the visual arts in an open and equitable society, and the capacity of art museums to challenge accepted histories, elevate under-represented voices, and host the critical conversations in which we need to engage.