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CIA and Modern Art

201 North Churton St
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Dates: September 5, 2018
Phone: (919) 732-2201
Time: 7:00 PM

Lecture by Jennifer Dasal - CIA and Modern Art, If there is one thing that’s true in this world, it’s that there sure isn't a lack of conspiracy theories out there. Every day we might hear a new, wacky theory, even in the art world, like how the CIA funneled money into the arts, towards revolutionary painters like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, in order to fight the Cold War. Crazy, right? I mean, what a bizarre way to attempt to covertly bring down the Russians! Except that this isn't a crazy conspiracy theory at all. It’s actually a true story of propaganda, secrets, lies, and fine art. The pen is mightier than the sword, the saying goes. Well, it turns out that the same could be said about the paintbrush. Join us on September 5th as Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator at the NCMA and founder of the ArtCurious podcast, explores the topic of the "CIA and Modern Art." This lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.