The the HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) Alliance of Museums and Art Galleries and Princeton University Art Museum have come together to help increase diversity in the art leadership field. [HBCU Buzz]
Emily Sara wrote an open letter to members of the art world to fight against ableism. [Hyperallergic]
Cherokee citizen and Stony Brook University assistant professor, Joseph Pierce advocates for us to question how queerness circulates and states, “the moment has come for queer academia to seriously question the roots of their discipline.” [Hyperallergic]
An open letter urging the art community to proactively support the neurodiverse and disabled communities. [Hyperallergic]
A survey conducted in 2017 by the AAM and BoardSource examined museum board leadership and found that nearly half (46 percent) of museum boards are entirely white, but only 10 percent of museum boards have developed a plan of action to become more inclusive.
The AAM revealed the name of museums to take part in a national initiative referred to as Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion. Among the museums included are UC Berkley Art Museum and the Weisman Art Museum located at the University of Minnesota. [The American Alliance of Museums]
the president of the Ford Foundation, which is a major donor to museums, argues that both cultural institutions and donors must support artists and academics of every background. [The New York Times]
It’s not just you, those oil paintings of all white men hanging on the walls of higher education spaces make many others feel uncomfortable and excluded too. A survey conducted by Yale Med Students found that participants felt these paintings lack diverse representation and reinforce their institution’s values of whiteness, elitism, maleness, and power. [Hyperallergic]
The exhibition ACE: Art on Sports, Promise, and Selfhood explores sports and athletic culture and emphasizes parallels between the physicality of sports and the active process of creating art. [timesunion]
The exhibition Ace: Art on Sports, Promise, and Selfhood is on display June 28 – December 7, 2019 at the Albany University Art Museum.
Starting in September of 2019, The Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin will be open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. In operation 84-hours a week, the museum hopes to welcome a larger and more diverse audience. [ARTNEWS]
In this Coffee Gathering Amber Inwood (Museum Education Specialist for the Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University) shared her experience developing a pilot training program for gallery educators, which focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Amber has kindly permitted RAAMP to provide her contact information for others to be in touch with any questions about the pilot training program:
Phone: (757) 683-4669