The Dudley Memorial Lecture

May 12, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Photo Credit: Jiping Chang

Known for her unique methodology using the arts as a tool for community building and personal transformation, Lily Yeh has built a distinguished career, one that spans the globe. As an artist, teacher, community activist, and global citizen, Yeh, founder of both The Village of Arts and Humanities and Barefoot Artists,  has completed community-driven projects in North Philadelphia, China, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, and Ecuador, to name a few. Working with local communities, artists, and volunteers, Yeh’s projects demonstrate that artists can create the foundation for profound social change. As the 2014 Dudley Family Lecturer, Yeh shares stories from her inspiring work at the intersection of art and life. Following the talk, signs copies of her book, Awakening Creativity.

The Dudley Memorial Lecture was established in 1984 by Robert Whittier Dudley, and their six children to commemorate and perpetuate Argentina’s life’s work and interests. In keeping with her vision, the objective of the program is to provide memorable and enriching cultural experiences. For more information on the Dudley Lecture, please visit

The Dudley family established in 1984 this endowment fund to secure in perpetuity the annual Dudley Memorial lecture, a program which provides memorable and enriching cultural experiences to diverse audiences.

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The Corcoran Gallery of Art is located at 500 Seventeenth Street NW
The main entrance is located on Seventeenth Street between New York Avenue and E Street NW.

Metered street parking is available in the area, but limited. Meter payment required Monday–Saturday 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Time limits apply. Please read meter signage carefully. Parking is free on Sundays and holidays.

The Corcoran is just a few blocks away from two convenient Metro rail stations: Farragut West- on the Orange/Blue lines (take the 17th street exit) and Farragut North-on the Red line (take the K Street exit). From either station, walk south on Seventeenth Street to the Corcoran.
The Corcoran is also accessible by Metro bus numbers: 11Y, 32, 36, 42, G8, P17, P19, W13