Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice to Speak at Crystal Bridges


Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice to Speak at Crystal Bridges
Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice (Shutterstock)

Former U.S. Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice are scheduled to speak at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville this fall. 

The two will appear as part of educational programming connected to "We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy," an exhibit featuring a rare original print of the U.S. Constitution.

Rice is set to speak Oct. 18 about how to "create and sustain democracy through hard work, persistence, strong institutions, and dedicated citizens," the museum said in a news release.

Clinton's talk is set for Nov. 30 and will focus on how our nation's founding documents continue to shape our lives, particularly in Arkansas and the South. She'll be joined by Angie Maxwell, director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the University of Arkansas.

Other speakers in the series include acclaimed musician Yo-Yo Ma and multidisciplinary artist Carrie Mae Weems, whose talk on Nov. 10 will focus on artists and their civic duties. 

David Rubenstein, philanthropist and co-founder of The Carlyle Group, is scheduled to appear Oct. 2 with contemporary artists Luis Garza and Bethany Collins.

The museum will also host a weekend of programs Sept. 16-17 in observance of Constitution Day. Events will include talks, performances, artmaking and gallery conversations. A series of brief talks in the galleries will be led by community members, experts, artists and educators who will use art as a vehicle to explore themes of freedom, justice and civic engagement.