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Featured Description (from the owner)
Whether you’re a serious collector of contemporary art or merely a casual appreciator and consumer, you can’t escape the subject of “non-fungible tokens” (NFTs) in this brave new post-pandemic world. But what really is an NFT, and why is everyone in the art world—and well beyond—suddenly promoting and bidding and buying and talking about them? If the topic seems cryptic, here’s a bitcoin for your thoughts: In addition to art, can anything, like film and music, also be an NFT? Who knows and who decides? Is there longevity to the NFT sales movement? Where’s the fact and where’s the fiction? And why should you care?
On Thursday, July 8 at 7 pm, via Zoom webinar, the Bruce Museum will present NFTs: Separating the Myth from the Moment, a nationwide panel of artists, crypto-influencers, industry analysts, and legal minds that will convene for an adventurous virtual conversation.
NFTs: Separating the Myth from the Moment is the latest installment of the Bruce Museum’s acclaimed speaker series Bruce Presents: Thought Leaders in the Fields of Art and Science, which has presented in-person and online events since 2019.
Join the Bruce Museum for this online, live-streamed Zoom webinar on June 16, 2021, at 7 pm. Visit www.brucemuseum.org and click on the Calendar page for reservations. Tickets are free for Bruce Museum Members; $20 for non-members.
Bruce Presents producer and panel moderator Leonard Jacobs conceived of the topic in response to his own growing curiosity about, and fascination with, the NFT movement. “If you’re paying even slight attention to the rejuvenating art world in 2021, the topic of the non-fungible token is, indeed, not fungible. It’s utterly real; it’s radically remaking the business of art at the same time as the aesthetics of the work itself. Nor is the heft of the NFT limited to art: look at music, look at video and film, look at brands and corporate identity. They’re all starting to get the NFT lift.”
Bruce Museum COO and Managing Director Suzanne Lio, co-creator of the Bruce Presents series, added, “What’s most remarkable about the emerging NFT world is that it has been emerging for some time. It’s just in the last year or two that the mainstream art world has caught up with the vanguard in a significant way, which tells us something about the power that can result when you marry technological innovation with artistic skill and the desire to effect radical change.”