What's on this week

Summer Vacation

Wednesday 26 June -

Friday 28 June


Arts Patronage in Modern America


Karen Patricia Heath (RAI)

Amanda Niedfeldt (Minnesota)

Plenary speakers:

John R. Blakinger (Terra Visiting Professor of American Art)

Mary Anne Goley (Founding Director of the Fine Arts Program of the Federal Reserve Board)

The founding of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1965 was a celebrated occasion for many artists and cultural patrons in the United States, but it failed to put to rest the decades old public debate over whether or not art and culture ought to be supported by the state or the marketplace. This conference is dedicated to evaluating both public and private arts funding in modern America.

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Friday 28 June



RAI Lecture at the Chalke Valley History Festival

Nicholas Cole (Pembroke College)

Understanding American Government

The lecture will be held in the Smith & Williamson Tent at the Chalke Valley History Festival, Broad Chalke, Wiltshire. 

Tickets can be booked on the Festival website.

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