This year Mack Lecture Series hosts Rukmini Callimachi, Claudia Rankine, Mark Kingwell, and Ed Atkins. Images courtesy Walker Art Center


Mack Lecture Series

Every Wed. from April 3-24
7 p.m.
$25; $12 students
Art, Speakers

The Mack Lecture Series is killer this year. The annual program brings writers, thinkers, artists, and innovators into our lives to shake up our perceptions and illuminate our prejudices. Things kick off Wednesday with Pulitzer Prize finalist Rukmini Callimachi, a journalist who documents Al Qaeda and the Islamic State while examining social media and the internet as tools and weapons. Author Claudia Rankine takes the stage next (April 10), reading from her powerful new play, The White Card. Philosopher Mark Kingwell (April 17) muses on boredom and screen addiction. Artist Ed Atkins closes things out on April 24 with thoughts on the digitization of our lives, giving a performance of the poem “The Morning Roundup” by Gilbert Sorrentino. [UPDATE: The Ed Atkins talk has been canceled.]