Join the New-York Historical Society on Friday, September 8, at 1pm (ET) for Future Museums: Preserving Culture in a Volatile World

This panel will explore how museums can serve immigrant populations and help to preserve the tangible and intangible elements of their cultures that have been disrupted by war, interventions, or climate change.

  • Andrea Andersson
    Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art and Thought, New Orleans
  • Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio
    President and CEO, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY 
  • Lacy Schutz (moderator)
    Executive Director, Shaker Museum, Chatham, NY

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 has organized a year-long 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. The participants will explore 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.

View the full schedule of future programs.