ART Talk | Conversations With Crosby: Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch On American Heritage, Culture, And The Humanities

About Conversations with Crosby


Conversations with Crosby is an ongoing series of discussions with special guests on the importance of our cultural institutions in preserving heritage and sharing ideas.

IMLS Director Crosby Kemper will welcome the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Lonnie G. Bunch III, to discuss the depth and diversity of American stories, what being a custodian of cultural heritage means today, and how museums and libraries can help strengthen the fabric of our communities at a critical point in the nation’s history.

This event will be held on GoToWebinar and will be recorded and archived on the IMLS website and YouTube channel.

Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

(Artwork by Lamont Sandridge)

Lonnie G. Bunch III is the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian. He assumed his position June 16, 2019. As Secretary, he oversees 19 museums, 21 libraries, the National Zoo, numerous research centers, and several education units and centers.

Image Description
Curator Lonnie Bunch III holds picture of stunt flier Bessie Coleman…. featured in “Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation.”
In collections Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection @ UCLA

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