Cultural Capital: Aggie
Join us for a conversation about Aggie, a new feature-length documentary about art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund. Gund made headlines in 2017 for selling her prized Roy Lichtenstein work Masterpiece (1962) in order to establish the Art for Justice Fund, an organization that seeks to disrupt mass incarceration through art and advocacy. Catherine Gund, the film’s director and Aggie’s daughter joins artist Teresita Fernández in conversation about Aggie’s life, her impact on the world, and the larger relationship between art, race, and justice.
Watch the film between October 11–18 and then catch the livestreamed conversation on October 14 at nmwa.org/livestream. This program is available for free to the public, but if you would like to support this program, please consider making a $12 donation to the museum at the registration link.
About the Film:
Aggie (92 minutes) is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists—particularly women and people of color—and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues. After falling in love with art as a high-school student, Aggie discovers a new way of looking at the world. The film captures Aggie as a true maverick, who demonstrates the unique role and potential of collectors and benefactors to use art to fight injustice. This is untapped terrain, and we see Aggie leading the way.