On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Fingerman Lecture the Des Moines Art Center presents a series of four lectures by leading museum directors about the role of museums in addressing the complexity of today’s cultural, political, and social concerns. Kaywin Feldman presents ideas that challenge long held beliefs about museums and help us envision a bold and relevant future for our cultural institutions.

In the age of the selfie, fake news, and “me time”, what is the role of the art museum? Some have suggested this moment is “the death of the museum”, but perhaps it is the time that heralds the triumph of the museum and the visual arts? In her talk, Feldman will discuss the dramatic potential of wonder and empathy in today’s turbulent world.