This Economy and the Arts

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
: Christopher Clinton Conway | Executive Director – The Joffrey Ballet
James Cuno | President and Eloise W. Martin Director – The Art Institute of Chicago

Host: The Joffrey Ballet
Joffrey Tower – Studio E on the third floor
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Join Mr. Conway and Mr. Cuno at Joffrey Tower, the first permanent home for The Joffrey Ballet, one of the premiere ballet companies in the world, for a conversation about the significant, vital contributions the Arts can make to communities during these difficult economic times and how, at the same time, the economy threatens the vitality and even the survival of cultural institutions and programs. These distinguished leaders of the Arts World will explore strategies for Arts programs to remain vigorous in the face of the current economic climate. In addition, Mr. Conway will discuss the new facility and what a permanent home means for The Joffrey, and Mr. Cuno will give a preview of what is in store for us when the Modern Wing at The Art Institute opens in May. Immediately following the meeting, tour the new facility and, if your schedule allows, stick around to watch the beginning of a company class at 10 a.m.