Panel Discussion & Web Project Launch | Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 pm
Mass Culture and The Elite: The Intersection of Popular Culture and the Fine Arts
To what extent do elite culture and popular culture inform each other and shape one another? How do elements of culture shift back and forth between elite and popular? At what point did jazz music, for instance, cross over from a niche genre of popular music into a sophisticated and smart form of "high art"? How did comics transform from fleeting entertainment printed onto throwaway newspapers into an art form used for advanced narrative storytelling? When did the making and consumption of beer transition from unremarkable everyday routine to a "craft" as cosmopolitan as viticulture? How, why, and when does "culture" with a lowercase C become "Culture" with a capital C? Join the discussion, listen to jazz pianist Jon Ozment perform, chat with publisher Bill Campbell, and taste craft beer at the launch of The Elite and the Popular in the Arts on May 14.
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