Join us for a special evening in which Barry Lewis pays tribute to the legendary rock promoter Bill Graham. To escape the Nazis, 8-year-old Graham arrived in New York as a refugee and lived with a foster family in the Bronx. Relocating to San Francisco after college in the early ’60s, he devoted himself to producing rock concert benefits and was a leading force that made the famed Fillmore Auditorium the epicenter of San Francisco’s mid-60’s psychedelic scene.
Talk by Randall Kennedy, Performance by Tash Neal and band
Fri, 06/05/2020 - 19:00
Fri, June 5th, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Join us for an evening of words and music inspired by the exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. During the 1960s and ’70s, Americans fervently challenged the boundaries of longstanding cultural conventions and tastes.
In recent years, American foreign policy has had to contend with a revived nuclear and missile buildup in North Korea and Iran, war and a refugee crisis in Syria, cyber-attacks from Russia and other adversaries, a Middle East defined by instability, a trade war and growing competition for power and influence across the board with China, populism and a refugee crisis in South America, and the creeping effects of climate change. How will these and other challenges affect the 2020 election—and what is the victor in that election likely to inherit?
A free and independent press is critical to a healthy democracy—but that does not mean American presidents have always had an amicable relationship with the Fourth Estate. From George Washington to Donald J. Trump, presidents have quarreled with, attacked, manipulated, denigrated—and sometimes even jailed members of—the media. Scholar Harold Holzer, in conversation with presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, traces the clashes between chief executives and journalists throughout history.
In the past decade, the United States has seen the rise of both the Black Lives Matter movement and a reinvigorated wave of white supremacism. Join us as Eddie S. Glaude Jr. looks to the life and work of author and activist James Baldwin for answers to our current era’s tangled web of race, trauma, and memory.
In 1920s the United States entered a period of unprecedented isolationism inspired by the rise of the faulty and racist science of eugenics that deemed Jews, Southern Europeans, and people of color inferior races. Daniel Okrent examines this dark period of American history, its connection to the rise of Nazism at home and abroad, and the tragic resonance with American immigration policy today.
With a portfolio that includes the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the master plan for the new World Trade Center site, architect and urban designer Daniel Libeskind is internationally renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in his work and create architecture that is innovative and sustainable. In an intimate conversation with writer and director Antonio Monda, Libeskind returns for an illuminating discussion on the music, philosophy, and literature that inspire him.
Elected to Congress in 1978, Newt Gingrich quickly became one of the most transformative figures in modern American politics. By employing calculated campaigns against political opponents and casting himself as a savior in a battle between good and evil, Gingrich led the Republican Party to reclaim the House majority for the first time in decades. Historian Julian Zelizer explores how Gingrich forged a legacy that reverberates to the present day, from the Contract with America to the rise of the Tea Party to the election of Donald J. Trump.
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