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The Great Debate: Is there such a thing as bad art?

Sep 28, 2017
5:00 pm
637 East Hyman Ave

Following the centuries-old format of the Oxford Union, this debate will tackle one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary art: is there such a thing as bad art? Once the speakers have put forth their arguments, the discussion will open up to the audience for deliberation and a final vote.

Moderated by Carolyn Sackariason, News Director, Aspen Public Radio

Arguing For the Proposition:
1. Lissa Ballinger, Owner, Walnut 5 Art Advisory, and Art Curator, Aspen Institute
2. Robert Martin, Dean, Isaacson School for Communication, Art, and Media, Colorado Mountain College

Arguing Against the Proposition:
1. Teresa Booth Brown, Interim Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking, Anderson Ranch Arts Center
2. Adam Lerner, Director and Chief Animator, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver



AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. AAM talks and lectures are presented as part of the Questrom Lecture Series and made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.