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Does the public have a right to culture? After months of conversations and debates regarding the question of culture and law, a good friend of mine, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, the director and chief-curator of the Colleción Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, asked me if I would lead an online debate concerning this same question. I of course agreed and asked five individuals I highly respect to opine on the obviously arrogant and leading question. I chose these five individuals, Lian Amaris, Joanna Montoya Robotham, Donn Zaretsky, Antonio Sergio Bessa, and Molleen Theodore based on previous conversations with them but also primarily because I believed they would bring diverse answers to the prompt question. They did.

The prompt and their responses were published online on September 30, 2015. You may read the prompt and responses here, via the Colleción Patricia Phelps de Cisneros website. The prompt and responses are also available in Spanish.

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