Open Dialogue: Social Media, Activism, and Museums

  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Installation view, BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Jason Lazarus, MCA Chicago, Mar 19–Jun 18, 2013. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

About the event

How can museums move beyond the Instagram trap to recognize social media’s potential to support community building and civic activism? Local arts professionals guide an open conversation with audiences in the Commons to consider the ways that popular media platforms and activism intersect museum practice.

The Dialogue Series is a museum-wide commitment to sustained inquiry about museum practice, access, and inclusion. Each annual series includes eminent speakers presenting innovative work happening across disciplines, panel discussions, and opportunities for open dialogue between local arts professionals and audiences.