In February, NCAC co-hosted a panel with PEN America at the College Art Association annual conference in New York City. Chaired by PEN’s Director of Campus Free Speech Jonathan Friedman, panelists Svetlana Mintcheva (NCAC’s Director of Programs), Pamela Sneed (Poet, Artist, Activist and Teacher) and Judith Shulevitz (Journalist, Editor and Culture Critic) discussed the relationship between art and artist in the #MeToo era.

In a wide-ranging conversation, the panelists examined questions about what to do with the art of morally compromised artists, how morally compromised is “too” morally compromised, whether it matter if the artist is alive and, ultimately, who decides upon these issues of what is acceptable.

Thank you to CAA, PEN America and our panelists for an insightful, probing discussion of one of the most controversial topics in the contemporary art world.