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Art Matters at the Ideas Festival considers how the arts make an essential difference—not just in the lives of individuals but also for society at large, from education, economics, and diplomacy to our national conscience and legacy. For this track, artists, educators, experts, and policymakers gather to explore how the arts affect our lives and can change the world.

Arts and Culture: Art Matters The Aspen Ideas Festival

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Art Matters at the Ideas Festival considers how the arts make an essential difference—not just in the lives of individuals but also for society at large, from education, economics, and diplomacy to our national conscience and legacy. For this track, artists, educators, experts, and policymakers gather to explore how the arts affect our lives and can change the world.

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    In Conversation with Moby

    In Conversation with Moby

    An acclaimed musician, DJ, and photographer, Moby is also known for his interest in architecture. Moby has sold more than 20 million albums.
    Speakers: Moby, Tim Brown

    • 59 min
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    In Conversation with Julie Taymor

    In Conversation with Julie Taymor

    World-renowned theater, film, and opera director Julie Taymor, a Harman-Eisner artist in residence, in conversation with entertainment industry leader Michael Eisner, discussing Taymor’s career and her vision for the future of storytelling and entertainment.

    Speakers: Julie Taymor, Michael D. Eisner

    • 56 min
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    In Conversation with Stanley Tucci

    In Conversation with Stanley Tucci

    Stanley Tucci talks arts with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg.
    Speakers: Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Goldberg

    • 1 hr 5 min
    • video
    Joe Papp in Five Acts: A Post-screening Discussion

    Joe Papp in Five Acts: A Post-screening Discussion

    This documentary tells the story of New York’s indomitable, streetwise champion of the arts, Joe Papp—founder of The Public Theater and free Shakespeare in the Park—who introduced interracial casting to the American stage and nurtured an entire generation of artists, along with their works, from Hair to A Chorus Line.
    Speakers: Tracie Holder, Oskar Eustis

    • 24 min
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    Making Cities Sing

    Making Cities Sing

    In urban centers around the country, local governments are looking to attract emerging industries and the next generation of entrepreneurs. At the same time, there is an increasing synergy between cities, philanthropies, and arts organizations looking for ways to promote an environment hospitable to a creative economy. How have the arts and policymakers collaborated? What are the initiatives that can make our cities sing?
    Speakers: Richard Florida, Rocco Landesman, Dennis Scholl, Darren Walker

    • 47 min
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    Radical Creative Spaces

    Radical Creative Spaces

    How can a space serve more than a singular purpose? When does a space become an experience in itself? Is the use of space the way we shape ourselves as a people, and shouldn’t we pay more attention to it if that is so? Join innovative architect Liz Diller, Harman-Eisner artist in residence, for an exploration of architecture and spaces that defy categorization and create new interdisciplinary environments unique to the 21st century.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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