Around the Institute

This Week at the Aspen Institute

December 7, 2012

This week at the Aspen Institute, we hosted Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian for a roundtable discussion of philanthropy. And we kicked off the Aspen Around Town series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where four experts discussed “The Civil War and American Art“. Read more about the panelists and see photos from the event here.

Vartan Gregorian

Elliot Gerson, executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, and Gregorian in dialogue in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

Civil War Panel

Documentarian Ric Burns, filmmaker Edward Zwick, and historian Harold Holzer discuss why the Civil War continues to fascinate us 150 years later.


Burns considers one of the exhibition’s photographs.

Watch videos of our events from Aspen to New York to DC at our multimedia library.

Top photo: Steve Johnson, middle and bottom photos: Patrice Gilbert.