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New York City’s Cultural Resilience Then and Now

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The cultural sector continues its cautious reopening this fall as theaters, museums, restaurants and other establishments recalibrate. The prognoses for the city’s well-being are constantly changing, but this is not the first time New York has resisted disastrous statements about its vitality as one of the country’s cultural capitals. The city has prevailed through many reinventions over the past decades and has always emerged with its artistic spirit, ingenuity and sources of creativity intact.

How has the city’s cultural landscape repaired itself after the setbacks of the economic and civic turmoil of the 1970s, the challenges of crime and crumbling infrastructure in the 1980s and the ravages of the AIDS epidemic on the artistic community in the 1990s? What lessons can today’s art leaders and creators learn from these efforts? The renewal of New York’s cultural landscape is cyclical, resilient and sustainable – and yet, what is unique about today’s challenges?

In this virtual event, Jazmine Hughes, Metro reporter for The Times, explores these questions alongside a panel of guests whose work has been crucial to the city’s past cycles of cultural renewal. We will hear from writer, activist and historian Sarah Schulman, whose 2021 book, “Let the Record Show,” tells the fascinating story of ACT UP and AIDS activism in New York City during a pandemic of ‘another guy. We will also be joined by legendary artist, musician and multimedia designer Laurie Anderson, whose genre-defying work has been part of New York’s art world for decades, providing a visual and aural backdrop to the city’s history. . Finally, with a new play, opera, musical and film, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage shares her thoughts on being a multi-hyphenated designer in the city of New York today.

This event is part of our A City Stirs coverage.

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