The 22nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy

Posted by Mr. Graham Dunstan, Apr 07, 2009 5 comments

World-renowned trumpeter, composer and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis dazzled and inspired his audience with a moving lecture mixed with performance titled The Ballad of the American Arts. The 22nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy was presented to a capacity crowd at the Kennedy Center on the eve of Arts Advocacy Day. Marsalis’s lecture addressed the essential value of culture in the recalibration of American identity. After two standing ovations Marsalis wrapped up the evening with a lively performance with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (Chris Crenshaw, trombone; Victor Goines, saxophone; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums; and Dan Nimmer, piano).

Wynton Marsalis:2009 Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy from Americans for the Arts on Vimeo.

If an artist sings deep enough, he takes you to the frontiers of your soul.
—Wynton Marsalis, 2009 Nancy Hanks Lecturer

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April 08, 2009 at 12:36 pm

"Sorry -- the creator of this video has not given you permission to embed it on this domain."

If I click on the video then I'm taken to the Vimeo site where they tell me it's a private video and I'm not part of the club.

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kirsti says
April 12, 2009 at 11:15 pm

I love his quote and the commonality of that which makes us human which we find in the arts. The reason why art is central to cultural identity, or as a professor of mind used to say, represents our cultural imagination. Wonderful clip and lecture reminding us of who we are.....:)

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April 28, 2009 at 2:32 am

nice and good information for all subject

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kirsten says
April 30, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Incredible!
This lecture should be well known.
Interesting that it's not.

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doug says
June 08, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Brilliant.
Makes you think deeper about art.

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