A presentation and discussion with Richard A. Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Vanderbilt University
Baby Boomers are “cultural omnivores,” according to sociologist Richard A. Peterson. To them, serious art means the Beatles and B.B. King as much it does Beethoven and Bizet. With more choices and less time, they enjoy opera and classical music as occasional options amid a wide range of what they consider culture. They don’t associate supporting the fine arts with gaining elite status, a motivator that drove previous generations to the opera and symphony halls.
Presenter: Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Law School
View Richard A. Epstein's paper: "Liberty versus Property? Cracks in the Foundations of Copyright Law"
Panelists including architects, urban planners, economists, policy analysts and activists discussed questions of landmarks policy and key Chicago cases including Soldier Field and South Michigan Avenue historic district.
Richard Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor, Law School, University of Chicago