This program is part of the David Berg Distinguished Speakers Series at the Museum of the City of New York.

A conversation with the directors of two major urban museums: Dr. Lonnie Bunch of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and Michael Glickman of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan. Bunch and Glickman will together examine the opportunities and challenges their two institutions face as they seek to document and exhibit the epic journeys of two crucial American minority communities. In a conversation moderated by philanthropist David Rubenstein, they will consider the curatorial, political, and financial complexities involved in communicating a people’s story and culture in a brick-and-mortar museum.

Reception and New York at Its Core exhibition viewing to follow. 

Made possible by The David Berg Foundation, this series of talks features prominent New York scholars, policymakers, artists, business leaders, and observers, and explores key ideas and forces that have created the New York we know today, and which are shaping the city of tomorrow.

$35 for adults | $30 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $25 for MJH members – use discount code MJH online or when you call the box office at 917-492-3395.
Includes Museum admission