Penn Institute for Urban Research Symposium Will Examine Role of Arts in Philadelphia

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422September 30, 2009


WHAT: As part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Arts and the City Year seminar series, the Penn Institute for Urban Research will hold a symposium on the importance of the arts in energizing the social and economic aspects of Philadelphia and the region.

WHO: Experts from Penn and other Philadelphia organizations, including:
Karen Beckman, professor of film studies.
David Brownlee, professor of art history.l
Claudia Gould, director, Institute of Contemporary Art.
• Julie Hawkins, vice president of public policy, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
• Jeremy Novak, president and CEO, The Reinvestment Fund.

WHEN: 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6

WHERE: 8th Floor, Huntsman Hall, 38th and Walnut streets

Presentations will be followed by a reception.

Additional information is available at