Pussy Riot arrives in Iceland, urinates on a Putin portrait

August 6, 2023By Gail PrenskyCurrent News No Comments

The first Pussy Riot retrospective reveals the Russian artists at their defiant best Perspective by Sebastian Smee Critic The Washington PostDecember 16, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. EST REYKJAVIK, Iceland — For more than a decade, Pussy Riot — a feminist, anti-Putin art collective — has been staging brilliant, disruptive and often poetic political stunts. These “actions,” … Read More

What Does Community Mean To You?

August 6, 2023By Gail PrenskyEducation No Comments

In the summer of 2023, 40 college students from Pakistan, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, and Jordan traveled to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, USA to participate in the ……. SUSI program. Part of the SUSI program included a three-day, intensive digital storytelling workshop to explore WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU? Together, we experienced … Read More

Newsletter — Summer/Autumn 2022

December 12, 2022By Gail Prensky No Comments

DONATE                             Power of Music and Art, Resiliency of the Human Spirit, Will to Survive Dear Friends, As we near the end of 2022, it is a time to reflect on all that we have achieved.  People around the world continue to … Read More

How artists are changing Sri Lanka

October 25, 2022By Gail Prensky No Comments

Listen now For 25 years Sri Lanka went through a bitter civil war between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamil minority. Earlier this year the country was declared bankrupt and has been facing a major economic crisis, with shortages of medicines, fuel, cooking gas and food. Tens of thousands of people, the vast majority of … Read More

Maestro Earle and Ukrainian music at the Berliner Musikfest

September 24, 2022By Gail Prensky No Comments

By Blair A. Ruble on September 23, 2022 KENNAN INSTITUTE ARTS AND LITERATURE CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACEBUILDING UKRAINE GERMANY RUSSIA BY BLAIR A. RUBLE On September 6, the Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra performed under the direction of Principal Conductor Hobart Earle at the prestigious Berliner Musikfest. The Orchestra’s program featured several works by Ukrainian composers before ending with Jean … Read More


August 17, 2022By Gail PrenskyCurrent News No Comments

The Artists Taking on Mass Incarceration The interdisciplinary artist Sable Elyse Smith in her New York City studio on July 5, 2022, with works from her “Coloring Book” series, still in progress.Credit…Tommy Kha More and more art is challenging long-held assumptions about the criminal justice system. By Adam Bradley The New York Times Aug. 11, 2022 … Read More