AAMD is pleased to present a free public panel at the Detroit Institute of Arts! In Institutions We Trust: A Conversation on the Public Trust will take place Monday, June 9. Art museum collections teach and inspire and are vital to sustaining a well-educated and connected citizenry and a wealth of knowledge to enrich and enlighten our civilization. This panel discussion will explore the issue of the public trust more broadly, seeking perspectives outside the context of art museums. Exploring perspectives from other public entities, such as parks, as well as from public policy perspectives, panelists will help us to understand better the impact of both the phrase and the underlying concept of “the public trust.” Panelists: Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development, The Trust for Public Land Joseph Nocera, Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times Alicia Bradford, Director, Detroit Recreation Department Karen Cook, Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Stanford University Moderator: Mark Stryker, arts reporter, the Detroit Free Press We hope you can join us in Detroit! Special thanks to Knight Foundation for sponsoring this event.