Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Amanda B. Moniz

Amanda B. Moniz is curator of philanthropy at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, and is the author of <em>From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism</em> (2016).

How Do the Arts Promote Social Change?

The long tradition of Americans using the arts to move people to support all manner of philanthropic endeavors has shaped American society by advancing causes while also shaping American culture by fostering appreciation for the arts.