NHIA Presents Tony Jones, Art in Culture & Economy

New Hampshire Institute of Art on 01.28.16

New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to present the next event in the Manchester Vision 20/20 speaker series featuring Tony Jones. Jones is widely sought as a consultant and keynote speaker on the cultural and economic impact of arts and education. 

Jones’ talk, titled Art + People + Money: Chicago’s Cultural and Economic Engine, Millennium Park, will tell the story of how a 26-acre wasteland in the heart of downtown Chicago was transformed by art and architecture to become an incredibly successful and popular cultural asset.

Conferred the title Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 2003, Jones holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, six honorary doctorates and an array of international honors. He was presented with the Austrian Knight’s Cross for services to education in Europe, elected an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects and received the Distinguished Service Award of the American Lawyers for the Arts, to mention only a few. He is a former two-term national chairman of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, a consortium of which Kansas City Art Institute is a member. In 2011, an historic landmark building in downtown Chicago was named Jones Hall in his honor. 

Jones is currently president of the Kansas City Art Institute, president of the Sir James Dyson Educational Foundation in America, co-chair of the Royal College of Art Foundation, and international ambassador of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts (“Young Arts Miami”). 

“We are very please that Tony is visiting NHIA to share with us his immense experience in the arts in London, Chicago, and Kansas City and how we can use the arts as a catalyst to transform our community,” said Kent Devereaux, NHIA President. “NHIA has been part of Manchester for over 118 years. Through those years the city has seen a great deal of change. Today, we are on the cusp of the next chapter in Manchester’s history. We believe the arts will play a significant role in that transformation so Tony’s presentation is both timely and relevant.”


Event details

Time: 7:00 pm

Date: March 3, 2016

Location: NHIA, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH

Contact: SuzanneLenz@nhia.edu, 603-836-2547

This event is free and open to the public


About New Hampshire Institute of Art

Since 1898 the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) has remained committed to its original mission of engaging students, artists, scholars, and the community in the arts through quality education, outreach, and access to creative resources, with a focus on the present and a vision on the future. NHIA is a non-profit, independent college that offers four-year Bachelor of Fine Art degree programs in Art Education, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography. NHIA also offers two-year Master of Arts in Art Education, and Master of Fine Art programs in Creative Writing, Photography, Visual Art, and Writing for the Stage and Screen in addition to serving over 1,500 students annually through its community education programs. NHIA’s academic and administrative programs and residence halls are housed in 11 buildings spread throughout downtown Manchester with additional studio and exhibition facilities located in Sharon and Peterborough, New Hampshire.