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Humphrey School of Public Affairs Presents

Art as Inspiration for the Common Good: Honoring Joan and Walter Mondale

4/5/18, 5:00 PM

About this event

Please join us for a special evening to examine the role of art in public policy and to honor contributions by one of  America’s most celebrated couples who helped advance this notion: Joan and Walter Mondale.

Throughout history, the arts have helped citizens to interpret what is happening in our nation and our world. Frequently a signal around change, they can inspire action on issues of social justice and influence public policy. A panel discussion to address ways that art helps to advance the common good will be followed by the dedication of the Humphrey School’s newly named Joan and Walter Mondale Commons. 

5–6 p.m. Panel discussion 
  • Roderick Cox, associate conductor, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Carra Martinez, director of community engagement, Guthrie Theater
  • Matthew Welch, deputy director and chief curator, Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Jay Cowles, Humphrey School dean’s advisory council (moderator)
6–7 p.m. Dedication and reception 
  • Laura Bloomberg, dean, Humphrey School 
  • Eric Kaler, president, University of Minnesota 
  • Walter Mondale, 42nd U.S. vice president 
The Mondale Commons is the Humphrey School’s central gathering space and includes displays of art created by Joan Mondale, a lifelong supporter of the artswhose advocacy earned her the nickname Joan of Art during her husband’s term as the 42nd vice president of the United States.

Read more about the Mondales and their contributions to art and public policy.
Event Location
  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • 301 19th Ave S
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA - United States