Lori PearsonProfessor of Religion, David and Marian Adams Bryn-Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Humanities, and Director of the Humanities Center

Steve Richardson, Puzak Family Director of the Arts

Through collaboration between the Humanities Center, the Director of the Arts, and the Public Works Initiative, Professor Lori Pearson and Director of the Arts Steve Richardson brought leaders of Twin Cities arts organizations to campus for a series of events focused on the arts and democratic engagement. They utilized these events as opportunities for learning, information gathering, and reflection on how to do collaboration between liberal arts colleges and non-profit organizations whose mission is devoted to the arts and community development.