Lecture | Richard Kurin, PhD
Richard Kurin serves as the Smithsonian distinguished scholar and ambassador-at-large, and the acting director for the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art. He was Smithsonian undersecretary for the past decade, overseeing all of the Smithsonian’s national museums, scientific research centers and cultural programs. He is also a leader in Smithsonian, U.S. government and international efforts to save cultural heritage in natural disasters such as earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, hurricanes in Texas and Puerto Rico, and human conflict zones in Iraq, Syria and Mali. Kurin is the Smithsonian’s liaison to the White House Historical Society and serves on the boards of several educational and cultural organizations.
An anthropologist who earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago, Kurin is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been honored by Harvard University and the International Council of Museums. He is the author of six books, including the best-selling "The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects."
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Date & Time
March 21, 2019
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Free - Registration is required