Speakeasy Exchange Two: 21st Century Philanthropy

Speakeasy Exchanges are conversational platforms designed to draw on the collective knowledge and experience of all participants. Rather than reinforcing the roles of expert panel and attentive audience, invited guests in this series will come prepared with questions to stimulate and guide public discourse.

"Herb and Dorothy" -a working-class New York couple that managed to assemble one of the most important collections of minimalist and conceptual art consisting of over 4,000 pieces of work – all on a librarian’s and postal clerk’s modest salary.

This discussion focuses on how the arts are supported in their communities through various forms of funding, whether that be grants, legal institutions, classic patronage, etc. We will ask whether the current support systems for art are sustainable and effective, and propose alternatives not only to art philanthropy but also to art making practices. Please joins us at 7 pm!

1000 w. 25th st.

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About Sean M. Starowitz

Sean M. Starowitz’s work is executed in a variety of social, political, and community engaged contexts. Notable projects include Fresh Bread, BREAD! KC and Byproduct: The Laundromat. He has also explored curatorial projects such as The Speakeasy, and Vagabond, Kansas City’s premiere pop-up restaurant. He has contributed writings to Proximity Magazine and Temporary Art Review, and has lectured at Queens College in NY, UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures Department, and at American University in D.C. He currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri as the artist-in-residence at the Farm To Market Bread Company. He is a 2010 graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts program at the Kansas City Art Institute and a 2012 Rocket Grant recipient with support from the Charlotte St. Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Foundation. More recently, he is a 2014 Charlotte St. Foundation Visual Art Award Fellow.
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