Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Yo-Yo Ma coming to Crystal Bridges

Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice (Photos courtesy of Crystal Bridges)

Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, David Rubenstein and Yo-Yo Ma will all speak at Crystal Bridges in 2022.

The talks are part of the programming from “We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy,” which is open through Jan. 2 at the museum.

The schedule includes:

Artists as Changemakers2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2
David M. Rubenstein, philanthropist and co-founder of The Carlyle Group, will speak with contemporary artists Luis Garza, Bethany Collins and Sandow Birk.

Condoleezza Rice6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18
Drawing from her career and experiences as an educator and diplomat, 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will share her perspectives on “how we create and sustain democracy through hard work, persistence, strong institutions, and dedicated citizens,” according to the museum.

An Evening with Carrie Mae Weems and Yo-Yo Ma7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10
As a contemporary working artist, Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power. Yo-Yo Ma is a legendary cellist committed to “stretching the boundaries of genre and tradition to explore how music not only expresses and creates meaning, but also helps us to imagine and build a stronger society and a better future.”

Veteran’s Day Conversation: Defending Our Constitution6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11
Speakers include Wesley Clark, retired U.S. Army general and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Rick Waddell, retired lieutenant general in the United States Army Reserve and former assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Commander Susan Kilrain, NASA astronaut, distinguished navy test pilot, and aerospace engineer.

Hillary Clinton5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30
Former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton will be joined on stage by Dr. Angie Maxwell, Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the University of Arkansas. The two will explore how the U.S. Constitution and other foundational documents shape our lives, with a special focus on their impact on Arkansas and the South.

Chef Nico Albert and Professor Gerald Torres6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15
Chef Nico Albert will be joined by professor Gerald Torres for a conversation centered on the relationship between the Constitution, tribal law, and Indigenous heritage, with a close look at use of Indigenous land and resources through a lens of environmental justice, equity, and cultural histories.