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Conversation and Film Screening: An Evening with Alice Walton, Aggie Gund, Darren Walker, and Catherine Gund

Film Talk/Lecture
Great Hall
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We invite you to join us for a special evening of conversation and film celebrating the power of art and justice, featuring philanthropist and Crystal Bridges founder Alice Walton; philanthropist and art collector Aggie Gund; Ford Foundation President Darren Walker;  and Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund.

In this one-of-a-kind discussion, Alice, Aggie, Catherine, and Darren will explore the worlds of art, philanthropy, and social justice, shedding light on art’s unique power to inspire and transform the world for good. At 7 p.m., following the discussion, there will be a special screening of Catherine’s award-winning documentary Aggie in the Great Hall.

Overhead view of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Full of captivating stories, this is not an event to miss. We hope to see you there.

Free, tickets required. Register online or call Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 to reserve your spot today.

Keep an eye on this page to watch the conversation portion of the event via livestream on April 27. The film portion will only be shown in person and will not be streamed.
The stream will begin 15-20 minutes before the scheduled start of the event. Please allow for small delays as we work to provide the best virtual experience possible.


About the Film

Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists—particularly women and people of color—and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues.

After falling in love with art as a high-school student, Aggie discovers a new way of looking at the world. The film opens with Aggie selling Roy Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” for $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund. The proceeds from one of the highest grossing artworks ever sold fuel a monumental effort to reform the American criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. The film captures Aggie as a true maverick, who demonstrates the unique role and potential of collectors and benefactors to use art to fight injustice. This is new, untapped terrain, and we see Aggie leading the way.

Presented in partnership with Blake Street House.