ART Scholar | Join NYU Associate Professor Michael Dinwiddie’s talk, “Castoff Treasures: The Artist/Scholar Model in the 21st Century.”

Creative Matters event with Michael Dinwiddie

Artist/Scholar Model


From ARTS Iowa

Castoff Treasures: The Artist/Scholar Model in the 21st Century

Scholars share knowledge and explore new ways of thinking through books, articles, lectures and monographs.  Artists likewise illuminate pathways into our humanity with the visual and performing arts. What is the artist/scholar model and where was it developed?  Is such a configuration necessary in modern society?  What is lost or gained with a bifurcation of these roles?  And how does the artist/scholar model help us discern value and worth in social action and activism?

Michael D. Dinwiddie is a playwright and associate professor in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.  A dramatist and composer whose works have been produced in New York, regional, and educational theater, he has served as playwright-in-residence at Michigan State University, Florida A&M University, St. Louis University and La Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting and a Walt Disney Fellowship at Touchstone Pictures, among others.  In 2018 Michael was inducted into the College of Fellows at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Writers Guild of America, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Black Theatre Network.  

This event is a part of the Art and the Pursuit of Social Justice series.

The Creative Matters lecture series  is sponsored by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research, in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee. A Q&A session will follow his talk. The event is free and open to the public.

Date & Event Time: Feb 19, 2021 05:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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