To the Editors:

On Thursday and Friday, February 12 and 13, the Center for Public Scholarship at the New School presents the thirty-second Social Research conference, “The Fear of Art.” On Thursday at 6:00 pm, Ai Weiwei will deliver a keynote presentation via video. Participants include artists Shirin Neshat and Paul Chan, critic Holland Cotter, scholar Emily Braun, philanthropist Agnes Gund, and others. All sessions are free and open to the public. More information is available at

Arien Mack
Alfred and Monette Marrow
Professor of Psychology
The New School for Social Research
New York City