Carnegie Mellon University
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What is CAS?

The Center for the Arts in Society is a collaborative effort of scholars and artists affiliated with the College of Fine Arts and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Center aims to explore the role of the arts in society--the place and impact of the arts both in the workings of social power and in processes of social change. At the same time, it is dedicated to the exploration of the place of society in the arts--the ways in which diverse forms of social and political engagement have shaped the history of the arts, and might drive their transformation in the future.

What We Do

The Center for the Arts in Society is a collaborative effort of scholars and artists affiliated with the College of Fine Arts and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Center aims to explore the role of the arts in society--the place and impact of the arts both in the workings of social power and in processes of social change. At the same time, it is dedicated to the exploration of the place of society in the arts--the ways in which diverse forms of social and political engagement have shaped the history of the arts, and might drive their transformation in the future.

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