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Streamed live and designed specifically to be enjoyed at home, we are delighted to unveil this one-hour conversation led by highly-experienced arts professional, Leo Crane.

The arts shape history. As the world adjusts to COVID and political shockwaves like the US election and Brexit, artists are stepping up their game. In this one-hour live conversation led by Leo Crane, guest speaker Alvin Hall will reflect on art as activism and how artists today are using their creative process to challenge established power structures and reshape our society.

The Details
  • Lecture Date & Fees

    Lecture Date & Fees

    Thursday, November 19
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. GMT
    (2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT)
    Course Fee: £45
    The online Lecture Series is developed in London by Sotheby's Institute faculty, programming staff, and industry experts.
  • What Is The Lecture Series?

    What Is The Lecture Series?

    At Sotheby's Institute, we passionately believe that art is meant to inspire us all. That is why we created the virtual Lecture Series. Designed to provide viewers with insight into a vast range of art world subjects, these one-hour lectures are delivered by industry experts and Sotheby's specialists. Streamed live via Zoom, these lectures bring the Institute's expertise directly to you. The Lecture Series is ideal for art professionals and enthusiasts seeking intellectual stimulation and artistic inspiration.
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Leo Crane is a seasoned arts professional with particular expertise in fundraising and communications. He has over twenty years’ experience with some of the world’s greatest cultural organizations, including the V&A, British Library, Smithsonian Institution, Royal Institute of British Architects and Dulwich Picture Gallery. His work has taken him across the world, brokering bilateral relationships with China, India, Russia, the Middle East and the USA. As a consultant, he helps organizations define and articulate their vision to potential funders, creating strategies, implementing work plans and leading masterclasses. Alongside this, he has his own practice as an animator, painter and co-founder of creative studio Figuration. He holds an MA (Hons) from Oxford University and an MA (Distinction) from Bournemouth University.
    Alvin Hall is a financial educator, award-winning broadcaster, best-selling author and collector of contemporary art. He currently serves on the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Advisory Council, the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Acquisition Committee, is the Co-Chair for MoMA’s Friends of Education and is a board member of The Conversation US. Hall recently created, produced and presented the podcast series Driving the Green Book for Macmillan Podcasts and presented Power, Lust and Glory: The Story of Gold for Audible Original. He hosted the landmark BBC television series Your Money or Your Life and Alvin’s Guide to Good Business, which featured the work of eight social entrepreneurs in Cambodia, India, Japan, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and the US. He is the author of a number of bestselling books and writes periodically for Waitrose Weekend magazine in the UK.
  • Register

    Register

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    You will be directed to the Sotheby’s Institute Eventbrite page to complete registration for this online lecture. Registration takes approximately 2 minutes to complete. The Lecture Series is open to all ages.
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    Questions? Contact us at online@sia.edu.