The Role of Contemporary Art Museums in the Twenty-First Century

The Role of Contemporary Art Museums in the Twenty-First Century

A panel discussion by some of the world's most important museums directors on the role of Modern and Contemporary Art Museums.

Contemporary museums throughout the world are increasingly engaged with the cultural, social, and technological changes embodied in the art and artists that they represent. This discussion will place the perspectives of museum leaders from Spain, Latin America, and the U.S. in the broadest international context.

Panelists include:

  1. Manuel J. Borja-Villel, Director, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and former president, International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM).
  2. Richard Koshalek, Director, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
  3. Natalia Majluf, Director, Museo de Arte de Lima.

Moderator: Selma Holo, Director, International Museum Institute is Professor of Art History and Director of the Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California.

This program is coordinated with and supported by the Embassy of Spain, the Embassy of Mexico, the National Gallery of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/Smithsonian Institution.

Open to the public and free of charge.

  • Sketching the future
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 23, 2011
  • 03:30 pm – 05:00 pm


Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Independence Avenue and 7th Street South West, Washington D.C., 20560

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