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Dialogue Keynote: Elaine Welteroth


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About the event

Award-winning journalist, author, and former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth kicks off the 2019 Dialogue season with a keynote address considering issues of diversity, inclusion, and ways to engage the next generation of changemakers. Welteroth has consistently broken ground in her career as the

youngest person, and only the second African American person, to hold the editor-in-chief title in Condé Nast’s 107-year history. She brought an emphasis on social justice concerns to the teen magazine and made it a relevant news source in today’s frenzied journalistic field.


Dialogue is a museum-wide commitment to sustained inquiry into museum practice, access, and inclusion. Each annual series includes eminent speakers presenting innovative work happening across disciplines, panel discussions, and opportunities for open dialogue between local arts professionals and audiences.

About the Speaker

Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, author, and the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. Throughout her magazine career Welteroth broke new ground as the youngest person and the second African American to hold this title in Condé Nast's 107-year history. Under her leadership, Teen Vogue notably increased coverage of news and politics, encouraging readers to become civically engaged, specifically during the 2016 United States presidential election. She's now a leading expert, advocate, and voice for the next generation of changemakers. She has written for the hit television show Grown-ish and has appeared on-camera for a range of media outlets including ABC News and Netflix.


Major support is provided by Zell Family Foundation and Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund.

Generous support is provided by Caryn and King Harris and Ellen-Blair Chube.