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Center Stage: Art in Dallas and Around the World
A Global Forum Exclusive with Agustín Arteaga of the Dallas Museum of Art, Kim Noltemy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Ian Derrer of the Dallas Opera

Monday, December 12, 2022 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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In 2021, Dallas was ranked the fourth most diverse city in the United States. Dallas’ impressive arts scene showcases the rich international culture that gives the city its signature flavor. On December 12, the Council welcomes Dr. Agustín Arteaga, Ian Derrer, and Kim Noltemy, who lead the city’s greatest arts institutions. Don’t miss this chance to hear these leaders discuss their artistic visions and the international character of their work

About the Panelists

Agustin Arteaga headshotDr. Agustín Arteaga was appointed the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art in 2016. He has brought the museum its highest attendance in a decade through exhibits that span over 5,000 years and a host of global cultures. Previously, Agustín served as director of the Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico City and directed museums in Puerto Rico and Argentina. He has been knighted Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in the French Republic and received the Ohtli Award from the Mexican government: the highest honor granted to Mexican citizens who support Mexican culture abroad.

Ian Derrer HeadshotIan Derrer is the Kern Wildenthal General Director & CEO of the Dallas Opera. He has a degree in Voice Performance from Southern Methodist University, with additional degrees in opera production and performing arts management from Northwestern and Brooklyn College. Derrer’s artistic experience includes working as a singer, assistant, stage manager, and director in operas across the U.S. and at the Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy. He gained management and administrative experience at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the New York City Opera, and the Kentucky Opera. He found his love of opera at a young age: his parents both sang in the Charlotte Opera and allowed him to attend rehearsals.

Kim Noltemy HeadshotKim Noltemy became president and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2018. Noltemy spent 21 years with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, serving as chief operating and communications officer from 2015-2018. During her tenure, the BSO earned $56 million in revenue and led the orchestra into new media forms. Noltemy began her term as president of the board of the Dallas Arts District in 2020 and sits on the boards of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Aging Minds. In 2020 and 2021, Kim was named to the D CEO Dallas 500 list. She was also a 2020 finalist for the Dallas Morning News’ Texan of the Year.

About the Moderator:

Liz BrailsfordLiz Brailsford joined the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth in February 2020 from the World Affairs Councils of America, the Council's umbrella organization in Washington, DC, where she served as chief operating officer. Her career has crossed all sectors – nonprofit, private, and public – and has taken her around the globe, forging her interest in international relations. Liz currently serves as an international task force member of the Dallas Regional Chamber; an ex-officio board member with the North Texas Commission; a board member of Asia Society Texas; and an advisory committee member of the U.S. Global Leadership Commission of the Southwest region. She holds an M.P.A. in global policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School and a B.A. in media arts from the University of South Carolina.

Location: Dallas Museum of Art – Founders Room
1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
Fees: Complimentary for Global Forum members
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