Harman/Eisner Artist in Residence Program

Through the year-long Harman/Eisner Residency, creative icons and innovators from a variety of disciplines bring their unique perspectives to The Aspen Institute’s ongoing “Great Conversation.”  Drawing upon the Institute’s long-established convening power and association with ideas, values and leadership, the Arts Program features its Artists in Residence in discussions rooted in arts and culture and how we face our society’s most critical issues.
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Michelle Smith Arts & Culture Series

The Michelle Smith Arts & Culture Series features a diverse array of speakers from a broad spectrum of the creative community in panel discussions, evening events, and performances. The Series works to elevate the Aspen Institute’s dedication to arts and culture, and has helped establish the Institute as a place for sophisticated, meaningful discussion of arts and culture which educates, inspires, and spurs future impact.

Aspen Ideas Festival Arts Track

Presented by the Aspen Institute in partnership with The Atlantic, the Aspen Ideas Festival is one of the nation’s premier, public gathering places for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to reflect on ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times. The Arts Program curates a week-long Arts Track at Ideas with a variety of discussions and performances with artists and cultural leaders.

In 2019 we asked the question: Are we in a golden age of storytelling? Over the week, we experienced the work of legendary artists – including Harman/Eisner Artists in Residence Rita Moreno and Edmund de Waal – and heard from iconic and next generation storytellers discussing, exemplifying and embodying the art of the story in the 21st Century.

Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries and Dialogue Series

For almost a decade, the Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries and Dialogue Series has provided audiences in Aspen with provocative new films and conversations with filmmakers and special guests. This summer series is generously funded by Arts Circle members Leonard Lauder and Michael and Jane Eisner. Screenings take place at the state-of-the-art Paepcke Auditorium on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus.

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