The International Forum fosters the understanding and appreciation for contemporary art as well as the development of the contemporary art collection at the Phillips.
- Convenes twice annually to explore contemporary art in a global context
- In collaboration with curatorial staff, produces a report on the International Forum Weekend for publication in the Phillips member magazine
- Identifies and engages peers, collectors, artists, and cultural leaders from across the US and abroad for participation in the Forum, as well as lectures and programs
The International Forum's Founding Committee included Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Léonard Gianadda, Agnes Gund, Ellsworth Kelly, Margaret McDermott, Jennifer and Laughlin Phillips, Joann and Gifford Phillips, and Vicki Sant.
ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION $10,000+
BY INVITATION ONLY
THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM IS ACKNOWLEDGED AS SUPPORTERS OF THE INTERSECTIONS SERIES.
International Forum gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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2013 INTERNATIONAL FORUM WEEKEND IN WASHINGTON
The Power of Culture / The Culture of Power
Presented by The Phillips Collection and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service
Policymakers, entrepreneurs, arts professionals, and artists gather to discuss shared perspectives on the impact of the arts on politics, the role of the art market on the artistic and economic communities, and the pertinence of art biennials in a globalized world. These distinguished guests will be joined by key Phillips Collection staff as well as faculty members from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (SFS).
The conference is held in conjunction with The Phillips Collection’s first course on Globalization, Diplomacy, and the Politics of Exhibitions, offered this fall to students of Georgetown’s SFS in Washington, DC, and the exhibition Pakistani Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series. The exhibition presents works by young and emerging artists from Pakistan who participated in two State-Department-sponsored workshops in Lahore and Islamabad on Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series and the power of art to create social change.