Visual arts represent another key interest. I was co-founder and president of an international museum exhibition organization, InterCultura (1982-1992), which worked in 14 countries to organize international traveling exhibitions on subjects such as the ancient Maya, Medieval Russian art, Ethiopian art, and contemporary Japanese art. This included extensive, multi-project programs in the then-Soviet Union during its transition to the Russian Republic, and in Mexico.
Currently, I am on the Advisory Board of the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, and the Ambassador Council of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Recently, I served on the Board of Trustees of The American Federation of Arts in New York City, a wonderful organization in New York City that organized international art exhibitions.
I am interested in the power of images and symbols, and how they convey meaning without the use of written or spoken language, including how they convey meaning across cultures and how such meaning may change across cultures and across time. I am also interested in the ability of artists to pick up early indicators of emerging change—perhaps before other means can detect it.