T2, Theater 2

Presented as part of the French Embassy of the United States' arts festival ART²: An International Platform on Contemporary Art, this program was conceived as a French-American exchange of perspectives centered on issues and themes that drive museums and private foundations alike. These places are guarantors of an encyclopedic knowledge essential for enriching our vision of the world. But what tactics do these cultural institutions use for transmitting knowledge to the public? Several topics of reflection will be studied over the course of these two days of discussion: exhibiting collections, presenting new perspectives on art history, offering an artistic yet pedagogic program, producing new works and supporting the creation of contemporary art, and opening international axis museums in an effort to globalize a museum’s presence.

With Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, and Alain Seban, Director, Centre Pompidou. Moderated by Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, The Museum of Modern Art.

The event is free, but RSVP is required to: pr@frenchculture.org.