The Hoffman Forum

The Hoffman ForumConvening National and International Thought Leaders Around  Significant Public Policy Issues

The Hoffman Forum is supported by generous gifts from Larry J. Hoffman, JD ’54, and Debi Hoffman, JD ’83.  The Forum provides an annual opportunity for leaders from the worlds of the arts, sciences, law, politics, entertainment, sports, and business to meet in a structured setting to discuss timely and important public policy issues. The first Hoffman Forum was in October 2015, sponsored by The Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative/AEFI

Professor Urice at Hoffman Forum2019

Hosted at The Jewish Museum of New York City.


Hosted at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City.


In 2017 the event was hosted at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Participants of first hoffman forum


In 2016 the Artist Endowed Foundation Leadership Forum took place at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (Pictured: members of the Law School, along with artist Emilia Kabakov and Charlie Bergman of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation.)


The first Hoffman Forum was held on October 30, 2015, sponsored by The Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative/AEFI in cooperation with The University of Miami School of Law, and hosted by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  This invitational symposium brought together senior leaders of foundations endowed by visual artists, such as the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and Joan Mitchell Foundation, and scholarly experts, artists and thoughts leaders to discuss key issues and innovations influencing the field’s charitable impact. The day’s keynote discussion was a conversation among Darren Walker, President, The Ford Foundation; artist and MacArthur Fellow Mark Bradford, co-founder of LA’s Art + Practice Foundation; and Christine Vincent, AEFI Project Director. Read article on this event.

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