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Turning the Page: Envisioning a Thriving Post-Pandemic Arts Journalism Landscape

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The Wallis and Advisory Board for the Arts presented a lively virtual panel discussion featuring four esteemed arts observers from across the United States: Philip Kennicott (The Washington Post), Carolina Miranda (Los Angeles Times), Alex Ross (The New Yorker), and Cameron Shaw (California African American Museum). This industry-insider conversation sheds a rare light on post-pandemic artistic resiliency and innovation from the unique perspectives of leading arts & culture journalists, critics, and scholars.



Philip Kennicott
Art and Architecture Critic at The Washington Post

Carolina Miranda
Arts and Culture columnist at the Los Angeles Times

Alex Ross
Music Critic at The New Yorker 

Cameron Shaw
Executive Director of the California African American Museum, arts scholar and former journalist

Chris Denby (moderator)
Founder and CEO of Advisory Board for the Arts

Rachel Fine (host)
Executive Director & CEO of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts


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Founded in 2017 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Center Stage @ The Wallis is a Los Angeles community-based panel discussion series established for discourse between arts leaders and scholars around timely culture topics, ranging from equity to education and philanthropy. These events are open to the general public and are free of charge to attend. During the pandemic, The Wallis has partnered with various organizations to evolve this series from our popular in-person breakfast gatherings to virtual broadcasts, allowing these conversation to extend far beyond geographic limitations.