Video: Creatives Rebuild New York – and America

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Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander recently moderated a conversation on the significance of artists as important visionaries in our culture and as essential workers who are fundamental to our economy.

Event speakers included New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Gonzalo Casals, artist Glenn Ligon, and Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture Director Kristin Sakoda.

This event occurred on June 28, 2021. For more information about upcoming events, visit