Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 7–8:30 pm
Theater and overflow room tickets may be available 10 minutes before the event on a first come, first served basis.
Join us for the MCA’s sixth annual Dialogue, a conversation on museums, diversity, and inclusion.
This year Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and social activist Junot Díaz leads a discussion about the contemporary art world and diversity.
Díaz examines the evolution of our thinking about diversity in the arts over the last five years and considers the legitimate challenges that individuals and institutions face as they confront a new and evolving “canon of diversity.”
This program will not be documented. Reserve tickets now for your only chance to be part of this thought-provoking conversation.
About the Speaker
Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller, for which he was a National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers University, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dialogue was inaugurated in 2008 by the MCA’s Audience Development and Diversity Committee. Generous support for this year’s event is provided by Lois and Steve Eisen and the Eisen Family Foundation, Mary E. Ittelson, Helen and Sam Zell, Sylvia Neil and Dan Fischel, Carol Prins and John Hart, and Marquis Miller.