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SOCIAL JUSTICE & MUSEUMS RESOURCE LIST

initiated by La Tanya S. Autry, @artstuffmatters, July 2015

A successful framework for museums dealing w[ith] race relations doesn’t exist. We have to imagine and activate it. – Aleia Brown, #Museumsrespondtoferguson, tweet July 11, 2015 @aleiabrown

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Themes

Activism in Museums, Activism in Museums

La Tanya S. Autry, "Changing the Things I Cannot Accept: Museums Are Not Neutral," Artstuffmatters blog, October 15, 2017, https://artstuffmatters.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/changing-the-things-i-cannot-accept-museums-are-not-neutral/

Sarah Cascone, “Why Was 1977 Such a Boom Year for Upstart New York Art Institutions? An Oral History, 40 Years Later,” Artnet, December 21, 2017, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/oral-history-why-were-so-many-new-york-art-organizations-founded-40-years-ago-1073045 

Aruna D”Souza, “This Artist Changed the Title of Her Work to Call Out a Museum.” Garage, December 22, 2017,” https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/a3nezb/candice-breitz-changed-the-title-of-her-work-to-call-out-ngv 

Julia Halperin, “Clashing Visions, Simmering Tensions: How a Confluence of Forces Led to MOCA’s Firing of Helen Molesworth, Artnet, March 16, 2018, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/moca-helen-molesworth-tension-1246358 

Gretchen Jennings, "The Idea of Museum Neutrality: Where Did It Come From," Museum Commons blog, June 26, 2017, http://www.museumcommons.com/2017/06/__trashed.html

Sumaya Kassim, “The Museum Will Not Be Decolonised,” Media Diversified, November 15, 2017, https://mediadiversified.org/2017/11/15/the-museum-will-not-be-decolonised/ 

Katie Gerlach Merrill, “Can a Tax Exempt Arts Organization Take a Political Position?,” Hughes Hubbard & Reed, April 18, 2017, https://www.hhrartlaw.com/2017/04/can-a-tax-exempt-arts-organization-take-a-political-position/ 

Mike Murawski, "Museums Are Not Neutral", Art Museum Teaching blog, August 31, 2017, https://artmuseumteaching.com/2017/08/31/museums-are-not-neutral/

 

Maura Reilly, "What is Curatorial Activism," Art News, 11/7/2017, http://www.artnews.com/2017/11/07/what-is-curatorial-activism/

Anabel Roque Rodriguez, “Museums Are Not Neutral,” Anabel Roque Rodriguez blog, September 13, 2017, https://www.anabelroro.com/blog/museums-are-not-neutral, reposted on Art Museum Teaching blog,

https://artmuseumteaching.com/2017/09/13/museum-are-not-neutral-by-anabel-roque-rodriguez/ 

Saywhatnathan, Nathan “Mudyi” Sentance, Museums Are Not F**king Neutral: The Myth of Neutrality in Memory Institutions, Your Neutrality Is Not Our Neutral,” Archival Decolonist blog, January 18, 2018, https://archivaldecolonist.com/2018/01/18/your-neutral-is-not-our-neutral/.

Jillian Steinhauer, “Museums Have a Duty to be Political,” The Art Newspaper, March 20, 2018, https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/museums-have-a-duty-to-be-political 

MASSAction, Museums As Site for Social Action, toolkit, https://www.museumaction.org/resources/ 

Toolkit - https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58fa685dff7c50f78be5f2b2/t/59dcdd27e5dd5b5a1b51d9d8/1507646780650/TOOLKIT_10_2017.pdf 

“Michelle Obama, “Activism”, and Museum Employment Part I,” The Incluseum, May 12, 2015, https://incluseum.com/2015/05/12/michelle-obama-activism-and-museum-employment-part-i/ 

“Michelle Obama, “Activism”, and Museum Employment Part II,” The Incluseum, June 5, 2015, http://incluseum.com/2015/06/05/michelle-obama-activism-and-museum-employment-part-ii/

Opposition to Museum Activism

Elizabeth Merritt, “On Morning Coffee & Museum Activism,” Center for the Future of Museums, March 26, 2015, http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.com/2015/03/on-morning-coffee-museum-activism.html

Renwei Chung, “How the Murder of a Mentally Ill Man in Milwaukee Triggered the Starbucks Race Together Initiative,” Above the Law, April 3, 2015,         https://abovethelaw.com/2015/04/how-the-murder-of-a-mentally-ill-man-in-milwaukee-triggered-the-starbucks-race-together-initiative/?rf=1 

Robin Pogrebin, “Politically Outspoken Director of Queens Museum Steps Down,” New York Times, January 26, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/arts/design/queens-museum-director-laura-raicovich.html 

Anti-Oppression

5 Tips for Being an Ally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dg86g­QlM0

Jennifer Bonnell and Roger I. Simon, “’Difficult Exhibitions and Intimate Encounters,” Museum and Society 5.2 (July 2007), 65-85

Nina De Jesus, “Locating the Library in Institutional Oppression”, In the Library with the Lead Pipe, September 24, 2014

http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2014/locating-the-library-in-institutional-oppression/

Nikhil Trivedi, “Oppression: A Museum Primer,” The Incluseum, February 4, 2015, https://incluseum.com/2015/02/04/oppression-a-museum-primer/

Race

Understanding the Construct

James Baldwin, "A Talk to Teachers," http://richgibson.com/talktoteachers.htm

Delivered October 16, 1963, as “The Negro Child – His Self-Image”; originally published in The Saturday Review, December 21, 1963, reprinted in The Price of the Ticket, Collected Non-Fiction 1948-1985, Saint Martins 1985.

Charles M. Blow, “Constructing a Conversation on Race,” Opinion Pages, New York Times, August 20, 2014, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/opinion/charles-blow-constructing-a-conversation-on-race.html

Jon Greenberg, “Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism from Ferguson to Charleston,” Citizenship & Social Justice,  July, 10, 2015, http://citizenshipandsocialjustice.com/2015/07/10/curriculum-for-white-americans-to-educate-themselves-on-race-and-racism/

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1002854172.

Kimberle Crenshaw, “Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait,” Opinion, Washington Post, September 24, 2015, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2015/09/24/why-intersectionality-cant-wait/ 

Eisenman, Stephen F. “Triangulating Racism,” The Art Bulletin 78, no. 4

(December 1996): 603-609.

Blair Foster and Michele Stephenson, “A Conversation with White People on Race, Opinion Pages, New York Times, July 1, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/opinion/a-conversation-with-white-people-on-race.html

April Hathcock, “You’re Going to Screw Up,” At the Intersection blog, April 2016,  https://aprilhathcock.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/youre-gonna-screw-up/

Anna Kegler, “The Sugarcoated Language of White Fragility,” Huffington Post, July 22, 2016, updated December 6, 2017, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-sugarcoated-language-of-white-fragility_b_10909350 

Ijeoma Oluo, “On Starbucks & Corporate Accountability for Racial Bias,” Medium, April 17, 2018, https://medium.com/@IjeomaOluo/on-starbucks-corporate-accountability-for-racial-bias-c9faf63bcf6b 

Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race, New York: NY Seal, 2018, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1020066323 

Chad Louis Williams, Kidada E. Williams, Keisha N. Blain, Charleston Syllabus, Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence, Athens, GA: University of Georgia, 2016

Being Anti­-Racist, Not Non-­Racist

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/without­prejudice/201601/being­anti­racist­not­non­racist

Uncovering Race in Museums

Maurice Berger, “Are Art Museums Racist?” in How Art Becomes History: Essays on Art, Society, and Culture in Post-New Deal America. New

York: HarperCollins, 1992, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/680030336.

Bidsha, "It’s time for the arts world to look hard at its own racism," The Guardian, December 19, 2015, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/19/time-for-art-world-look-own-racism 

Aleia Brown  and Adrianne Russell,  Museums & #BlackLivesMatter, Medium, Sep. 20, 2015

https://medium.com/code-words-technology-and-theory-in-the-museum/museums-blacklivesmatter-ba28c7111bec#.f2w1t7hrw

Susan E. Cahan, Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power, Durham, NC: Duke University, 2016.

Bridget R. Cooks, Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, 2011.

Corrin, Lisa G., ed. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson.

Baltimore: The Contemporary, 1994.

Damon Davis, “In the Face of White Male Privilege Run Amok, a Plea for Artistic Responsibility,” Hyperallergic, September 28, 2016, https://hyperallergic.com/325780/in-the-face-of-white-male-privilege-run-amok-a-plea-for-artistic-responsibility/ 

Jarrett Drake, “I’m Leaving the Archival Profession: It’s Better This Way,” Medium, June 26, 2017, https://medium.com/on-archivy/im-leaving-the-archival-profession-it-s-better-this-way-ed631c6d72fe 

Carey Dunne, Why the Rijksmuseum Is Removing Bigoted Terms from Its Artworks’ Titles for Hyperallergic, posted on December 22, 2015

http://hyperallergic.com/263180/why-the-rijksmuseum-is-removing-bigoted-terms-from-its-artworks-titles/

Emily Dennis Harvey and Bernard Friedberg, editors, A Museum for the People: A Report of Proceedings at the Seminar on Neighborhood Museums held November 20, 21, and 22, 1969, at MUSE, the Bedford Lincoln Neighborhood Museum in Brooklyn, New York, Cambridge, MA: Acanthus, 1971.

Alyssa Greenberg, “How Every Museum Can Respond to Ferguson,” Imagining America, February 16, 2015, http://imaginingamerica.org/2015/02/16/how-every-museum-can-respond-to-ferguson/ 

Alyssa Greenberg, “How Every Museum Can Respond to Ferguson - Part II,” Imagining America, April 27, 2015, http://imaginingamerica.org/2015/04/27/how-every-museum-can-respond-to-ferguson-part-ii/ 

Radiah Harper, “25 Ways to See and Act on Decentering Whiteness: Aka White Supremacy in the Museum,” Museum Commons blog, October 23, 2017, http://www.museumcommons.com/2017/10/massaction-2017-decentering-whiteness.html 

Radiah Harper, “Letter to Young Museum Professionals of Color or What Transpires on a Long-Haul Career of Confronted with Racism in Museums,” The Incluseum, October 3, 2017, https://incluseum.com/2017/10/03/letter-to-young-museum-professionals-of-color-or-what-transpires-on-a-long-haul-career-when-confronted-with-racism-in-the-museum/ 

Hannah Heller, “Whiteness in Museum Education,” The Incluseum, December 14, 2017, https://incluseum.com/2017/12/14/whiteness-and-museum-education/ 

Helen Kim Ho, “8 Ways People of Color are Tokenized in Nonprofits,” Everyday Feminism, October 28, 2017, https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/10/poc-tokenized-in-nonprofits/

Incluseum, “Seven Ways to Make the Museum System a Better Place for People of Color,” blog, The Incluseum, June 2, 2014, https://incluseum.com/2014/06/02/seven-ways-to-make-the-museum-system-a-better-place-for-people-of-color/ 

Francis E. Kendall, “Understanding White Privilege,”  Christian Peacemaker Teams, 2002,

http://www.cpt.org/files/Undoing%20Racism%20-%20Understanding%20White%20Privilege%20-%20Kendall.pdf 

Elizabeth Merritt, “Instigating Social Justice Sessions at AAM 2015,” Center for the Future of Museums, August 4, 2014, http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.com/2014/08/instigating-social-justice-sessions-for.html

Porchia Moore, “An Exploration of Race, Social Media, and Museums,” Exhibitionist vol .32, no. 2, Fall 2013

http://name-aam.org/uploads/downloadables/EXH.fall_13/10%20EXH%20f13%20An%20exploration%20of%20race%20socila%20media%20and%20museums_Moore.pdf

Eric Morse, “#MuseumsrespondtoFerguson: Systemic Racism, Representation, and Museums as Peaceful Congregant Spaces,” Museumuptopia, June 23, 2015, https://museumutopia.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/museumsrespondtoferguson-systemic-racism-representation-and-museums-as-peaceful-congregant-spaces/

“#Museumsrespondtoferguson,” The Uncatalogued Museum, December 11, 2014, http://uncatalogedmuseum.blogspot.com/2014/12/museumsrespondtoferguson.html

Katie Nodjimbaden, "How the African American History Museum Is Curating the "Black Lives Matter" Movement," Smithsonian.com, December 14, 2015, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/african-american-history-museum-black-lives-matter-180957530/ 

Seph Rodney, “The Conflict Around Diversity at the American Alliance of Museum,” Hyperallergic, June 3, 2016, http://hyperallergic.com/302752/the-conflict-around-diversity-at-the-american-alliance-of-museums/

Adrianne Russell, "The Media Needs a History Lesson When Addressing Civic Unrest, Says the Director of the African American History Museum," Smithsonian Magazine, May 1, 2015, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/media-needs-history-lesson-addressing-civic-unrest-director-african-american-history-museum-180955140/?no-ist 

Nick Sacco, “The History of U.S. Slavery and the Problem of Moral Equivalency,” Exploring the Past blog, October 24, 2017, https://pastexplore.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/the-history-of-u-s-slavery-and-the-problem-of-moral-equivalency/amp/ 

Richard Sandell and Eithne Nightingale, editors, Museums, Equality, and Social Justice (Museum Meanings), London: Routledge, 2012.

Richard Sandell, Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Difference, Abington, UK: Routledge, 2007.

Deborah F. Schwartz, “A Museum Director Reflects on #MuseumsrespondtoFerguson,” Museum Commons, January 6, 2015, http://www.museumcommons.com/2015/01/museum-director-reflects-museumsrespondtoferguson.html 

Daniel J. Sherman, editor, Museums and Difference (21st Century Studies), Bloomington, IN: University of Indiana, 2008.

Nina Simon, “On White Privilege and Museums,” Museums 2.0, March 6, 2013,

http://museumtwo.blogspot.com/2013/03/on-white-privilege-and-museums.html

Kaylee Warren, “Meet the New York Curators Shaking Up the Canon of Contemporary Art,” The Fader, November 17, 2017, http://www.thefader.com/2017/11/17/new-york-curators-shaking-up-canon-contemporary-art 

Menachem Wecker, “Why Museums Should Be a Safe Space to Discuss Why #BlackLivesMatter,” Smithsonian.com, April 29, 2015, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-museums-should-be-safe-space-discuss-why-black-lives-matter-180955114/?no-ist

Press Release: “History, Rebellion and Reconciliation” Symposium Examines Race, Justice and Community Activism,” Smithsonian Institution, April, 8, 2015, http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/history-rebellion-and-reconciliation-symposium-examines-race-justice-and-community-activism

NMAAHC symposium held April 25, 2015, Twitter hashtag #HRRlive

Bringing Self­ Examination to the Center of Social Justice Work in Museums

http://incluseum.com/2015/12/30/bringing-self-examination-to-the-center-of-social-justice-work-in-museums/

The Journal of Museum Education, Volume 42, No. 2, Summer 2017, “Identifying and Transforming Racism in Museum Education”

Indian Arts Research Center & School for Advanced Research: Community+Museums and Museums+Community Guidelines for Collaboration: http://sarweb.org/guidelinesforcollaboration/index.html

Addressing Race in Museums via Diversity, Inclusion

“How Can Contemporary Art Be More Inclusive of Native Voices?” (an online discussion with Kathleen Ash-Milby, Jeffrey Gibson, Dyani White Hawk, Luzene Hill, and Candessa Tehee), Walker Reader, October 12, 2017,

https://walkerart.org/magazine/inclusion-native-american-art-panel-discussion

Ahmed, Sara. On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

American Alliance of Museums, “Diversity and Inclusion Policy,” American Alliance of Museums, February 26, 2014, http://www.aam-us.org/about-us/strategic-plan/diversity-and-inclusion-policy 

Sanchita Balachandran, “Race, Diversity and Politics: Our 21st Century Crisis.” May 2016.

http://www.conservators-converse.org/2016/05/race-diversity-and-politics-in-conservation-our-21st-century-crisis-sanchita-balachandran/

Joy Bailey-Bryant, “We’re Not That Hard to Find: Hiring Diverse Museum Staff,” AAM.org, January-February 2017, 27-29, http://www.aam-us.org/docs/default-source/museum/we're-not-that-hard-to-find.pdf 

Johnetta Cole, “Johnetta Cole: Museums, Diversity, & Social Value, Association of Art Museum Directors”, https://aamd.org/our-members/from-the-field/johnnetta-cole-museums-diversity-social-values

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole: 2015 AAM General Session Keynote Address

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmROOwIIVYM

Derwin Dubose, “How White Nonprofit Leaders Can Advance Diversity,” NonProfit Quarterly, January 14, 2015, https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2015/01/14/how-white-nonprofit-leaders-can-advance-diversity/ 

April Hathcock, “White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS,” In the Library with the Lead Pipe, October 7, 2015, http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2015/lis-diversity/ 

Anna Holmes, “Has Diversity Lost Its Meaning?,” New York Times, October 27, 2015,

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/01/magazine/has-diversity-lost-its-meaning.html 

Nicole Ivy, “The Labor of Diversity,” Museums, January 2016, http://www.aam-us.org/docs/default-source/museum/the-labor-of-diversity.pdf

Alex Kapitan, “Should I Use the Adjective “Diverse”?, Radical Copyeditor blog, October 2, 2017, https://radicalcopyeditor.com/2017/10/02/should-i-use-the-adjective-diverse/ 

Rose Paquet Kinsley (2016). Inclusion in Museums: A Matter of Social Justice. Museums, Management, and Curatorship, Page 474-490.

Brooke Leonard, “On Diversity and Inclusion,” Alliance Labs, American Alliance of Museums, August 8, 2016, http://labs.aam-us.org/blog/open-forum-diversity-inclusion/ 

Laura Lott, “My Recap from a Workplace Inclusion Forum,” Center for the Future of Museums, April 26, 2016, http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.com/2016/04/my-recap-from-workplace-inclusion-forum.html 

Hilarie Sheets, “Pressure Mounts for US Museums to Increase Diversity at the Top,” The Art Newspaper, August 3, 2016, http://theartnewspaper.com/news/museums/pressure-mounts-for-us-museums-to-increase-diversity-at-the-top/ 

Nina Simon, “Fighting for Inclusion,” Museum 2.0 blog, September 23, 2015

http://museumtwo.blogspot.com/search?q=fighting+for+inclusion

Chris Taylor, “Announcing the Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society: Part I,” Incluseum blog, April 21, 2015,

https://incluseum.com/2015/04/21/announcing-the-department-of-inclusion-and-community-engagement-at-the-minnesota-historical-society-part-i/ 

Robert J. Weisberg, “What We in Museums Talk about When We Talk about Diversity,” Robert J. Weisberg blog, August 3, 2016, http://www.robertjweisberg.com/what-we-in-museums-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-diversity/ 

Jobs in Diversity/Inclusion

“The Phillips Collection Announces First Chief Diversity Officer,” Art Daily, April 20, 2018,  http://artdaily.com/news/104029/The-Phillips-Collection-announces-first-Chief-Diversity-Officer#.WtocZhYpDYV

Rod Bigelow, Executive Director & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Leadership Bios, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, https://crystalbridges.org/leadership-bios/ 

Chris Taylor, “Announcing the Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society: Part I,” Incluseum blog, April 21, 2015,

https://incluseum.com/2015/04/21/announcing-the-department-of-inclusion-and-community-engagement-at-the-minnesota-historical-society-part-i/ 

Decolonization

Zoe Samudzi, “We Need a Decolonized, Not a “Diverse”, Education, Harlot Media, March 29, 2016

http://harlot.media/articles/1058/we-need-a-decolonized-not-a-diverse-education 

Other - Needs to be sorted

“2015 AAM Annual Meeting Theme: The Social Value of Museums: Inspiring Change, American Alliance of Museums,” http://www.aam-us.org/events/annual-meeting/2015-annual-meeting-theme

“Activist? Activism? Museums?,” The Incluseum, June 23, 2015, http://incluseum.com/2015/06/23/activist-activism-museums/, https://incluseum.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/activism-incluseum-23.pdf

Aleia Brown, “Another Case for Museums as Public Forums,” Public History Commons, April 15, 2015, http://publichistorycommons.org/another-case-for-museums-as-public-forums/

Aleia Brown  and Adrianne Russell, “We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest,” The Incluseum, December 17, 2015, https://incluseum.com/2015/12/17/we-who-believe-in-freedom-cannot-rest/ 

Empathy

Empathetic Museum, Maturity Model - outlines 4 levels of practice,  http://empatheticmuseum.weebly.com/maturity-model.html

Daryl Cameron, Michael Inzlicht, and William A. Cunningham, “Empathy is Actually a Choice,” Opinion, New York Times, July 10, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/opinion/sunday/empathy-is-actually-a-choice.html?_r=0 

Roman Krznaric, “Welcome to the Empathy Wars,” Transformation, June 29, 2015, https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/roman-krznaric/welcome-to-empathy-wars

Carolyn Pedwell, “Empathy, Accuracy and Transnational Politics,” Theory, Culture & Society, December 22, 2014, http://www.theoryculturesociety.org/carolyn-pedwell-on-empathy-accuracy-and-transnational-politics/ 

Jason Silverstein, “I Don’t Feel Your Pain: A Failure of Empathy Perpetuates Racial Disparities,” Slate, June 27, 2013, http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/06/racial_empathy_gap_people_don_t_perceive_pain_in_other_races.html 

Gender

Margaret Middleton, “The Queer Inclusive Museum,” Exhibition, journal of National Association for Museums Exhibition, AAM, Fall 2017

Jose Muñoz, Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, 1999.

Akiba Solomon, “I Assumed It Was Racism - It Was Patriarchy,” Yes Magazine, June 20, 2016, http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/gender-justice/i-assumed-it-was-racism-it-was-patriarchy-20160620

Visitors

Colleen Dilenschneider, “Why Cultural Organizations Are Not Reaching Low-Income Visitors (DATA)” in Community Engagement, IMPACTS Data, Myth Busting, Nonprofit Marketing, Sector Evolution, Trends, May 18, 2016, https://www.colleendilen.com/2016/05/18/why-cultural-organizations-are-not-reaching-low-income-visitors-data/ 

Darby English, "Don't Be Intimidated By Museums. They Belong to Everyone," The Guardian, May 31, 2015, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/31/museums-not-white-spaces-belong-everyone 

Visitors of Color, Tumblr, http://visitorsofcolor.tumblr.com/

Museums and Monuments

Janeen Bryant, Benjamin Filene, Louis Nelson, Jennifer Scott, and Suzanne Seriff, “Are Museums the Rightful Home for Confederate Monuments?,” Center for the Future of Museums blog, AAM, April 3, 2018, http://futureofmuseums.aam-us.org/2018/04/are-museums-rightful-home-for.html 

Contemporary Controversies, Collaborations, and Protests

British Museum

Carla Herreria, “Twitter Calls Out Museum Curator for Saying Asian Names are ‘Confusing,’” Huffington Post, September 14, 2017,         https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/british-museum-asian-names-confusing_us_59baf469e4b02da0e14077f5 

Brooklyn Museum

Curatorial Hiring Controversy - Calls for Decolonization Commission March 2018

        

Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Museum Appoints Two New Curators, press release, March 2018, https://d1lfxha3ugu3d4.cloudfront.net/press/docs/New_Curators_of_Photography_and_African_Art_Press_Release.pdf 

“Open Letter to the Brooklyn Museum: Your Curatorial Crisis is an Opportunity to Decolonize,” Decolonize Brooklyn Museum blog, April 3, 2018, April 5, 2018, https://decolonizebrooklynmuseum.wordpress.com/

Statement 2: Growing Coalition Calls Brooklyn Museum ‘Out of Touch’ and Demands Decolonization Commission,” Decolonize Brooklyn Museum blog, April 12, 2018, https://decolonizebrooklynmuseum.wordpress.com/

Carla Herreria, “People Want to Know Why Brooklyn Museum’s New African Art Curator is White,” Huffington Post, March 28, 2018, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brooklyn-museum-white-curator-african-art_us_5abc09e6e4b06409775cd2d7

Hrag Vartanian, “Coalition of Anti-Gentrification Groups Pressures Brooklyn Museum to “Decolonize,” Hyperallergic, April 5, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/436293/coalition-of-anti-gentrification-groups-pressures-brooklyn-museum-to-decolonize/

Hrag Vartanian, “Growing Coalition Calls Brooklyn Museum “Out of Touch” and Demands Decolonization Commission,” Hyperallergic, April 12, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/437542/growing-coalition-calls-brooklyn-museum-out-of-touch-and-demands-decolonization-commission/ 

Maya Salam, “Brooklyn Museum Defends Its Hiring of a White Curator of African Art, New York Times, April 7, 2018,  https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/arts/brooklyn-museum-african-arts.html

Tim Schneider, “The Gray Market: Why the Brooklyn Museum Hiring Decision Shows We Need Structural Action on Arts Diversity and Other Insights, Artnet, April 2, 2018,

https://news.artnet.com/market/gray-market-brooklyn-museum-diversity-1257761

Erin Schwartz, “How Do You Decolonize an Arts Institution?,” Garage, April 5, 2018, https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/j5adn8/brooklyn-museum-decolonize-this-place-open-letter 

Ryan Sit, “Museum Appoints White Woman as Curator of African Art, Sparks Outrage,” Newsweek, March 28, 2018,

http://www.newsweek.com/white-woman-named-curator-african-art-brooklyn-museum-865522 

Contemporary Art Museums St. Louis - 2016         

“Kelley Walker: Schema”, August 5, 2016   December 31, 2016, http://camstl.org/exhibitions/main-gallery/kelley-walker-schema/ 

Deborah D. Bass, “Uproar Continues Over Racially Charged Exhibit at Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 24, 2016

Damon Davis, “In the Face of White Male Privilege Run Amok, a Plea for Artistic Responsibility,” Hyperallergic, September 28, 2016

CrossLines: Culture Lab on Intersectionality, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Washington D.C. - May 2016

http://smithsonianapa.org/crosslines/ 

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, “Culture Lab Manifesto,” Poetry Magazine, July 5, 2017

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/articles/142894/culture-lab-manifesto 

Davis Museum, Wellesley - 2017

Critique of Davis Museum’s decision to remove art by immigrants

Pampi, “Reflections from Paneling at NEMA’s “Museums and the Travel Ban” at the Davis Museum,” http://thirdeyefell.com/2017/05/reflections-from-paneling-at-nemas-museums-and-the-travel-ban-at-the-davis-museum/

Annie Wang, “An Open Letter to the Davis Museum,” http://wellesleyunderground.com/post/157378151612/an-open-letter-to-the-davis-museum-by-annie

Mainstream press about Davis Museum’s decision to remove art by immigrants

“In Protest of Trump’s Travel Ban, Davis Museum Will Remove All Art Made or Donated by Immigrants,” https://hyperallergic.com/358883/in-protest-of-trumps-travel-ban-davis-museum-will-remove-all-art-made-or-donated-by-immigrants/

Malcolm Gay, “Davis Museum to Remove Artwork as Trump Travel-Ban Protest,” Boston Globe, February 15, 2017, https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/art/2017/02/15/davis-museum-remove-artwork-travel-ban-protest/mBsXBKSGPcRAMg9Ib4T8WO/story.html

“Protesting Trump, Wellesley’s Davis Museum Will Remove,” http://www.artnews.com/2017/02/15/protesting-trump-wellesleys-davis-museum-will-remove-from-view-works-made-or-donated-by-immigrants-to-the-united-states/

MFA Boston - “Kimono Wednesdays” program- summer 2015, #KimonoWednesdays

Decolonize Our Museums, @decolonizeOM on Twitter

Malcolm Gay, “Kimono Controversy Erupts Anew MFA Panel,” Boston Globe, February 8, 2016, http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2016/02/08/kimono-controversy-erupts-anew-mfa-panel/olduJEpYVqUUyTM3wunRUM/story.html?event=event25

Brian Boucher, “Outrage at Museum of Fine Arts Boston over Disgraceful “Dress Up in a Kimono” Event,” Artnet News, July 6, 2015, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/museum-of-fine-arts-boston-apologizes-for-kimono-event-315000

Brian Boucher, “Museum of Fine Arts Boston Cancel Kimono Dress-Up Event After Being Accused of Racism,” Artnet News, July 7, 2015, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/museum-of-fine-arts-boston-apologizes-for-kimono-event-315000

Decolonize Our Museums, Official Response to the MFA Panel “Kimono Wednesdays, A Conversation,” Tumbler, May 31, 2016, http://decolonizeourmuseums.tumblr.com/post/145203939609/official-response-to-mfa-panel-kimono-wednesdays 

Malcolm Gay, “MFA Recasts Kimono Days After Complaints of Stereotyping,” The Boston Globe, July 7, 2015, https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2015/07/07/mfa-backs-down-over-kimono-event-response-protests/lv9NHcnpW0lsRE77d9hvkI/story.html

Mia Nakaji Monnier, “MFA’s Kimono Controversy Should Spark Deeper Conversation,” Boston Globe, July 9, 2015, https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/07/10/mfa-kimono-controversy-should-spark-deeper-conversation/lZeb3uxDpGBeP2t6Q7IzuL/story.html

Harvard

Mary Carmichael, “Louis Agassiz Exhibit Divides Harvard, Swiss Group,” Boston Globe, June 27, 2012,  https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/06/26/harvard-fight-over-racist-images/oct8cc0KAGAm3H0qE9WY4H/story.html 

Memphis Brooks Musuem of Art

Civil Rights Movement Protestors Return to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art,” ArtDaily.org, March 13, 2015

MuseumsRespondtoFerguson

La Tanya S. Autry, “A Critical Lens on Diversity and Inclusion in Museums: #museumsrespondtoferguson,” Museums and Civic Discourse Working Group, National Council of Public History, January 25, 2016.

Ted Kerr, “A History of Erasing Black Artists and Bodies from the AIDS Conversation,” Hyperallergic, December 31, 2015, http://hyperallergic.com/264934/a-history-of-erasing-black-artists-and-bodies-from-the-aids-conversation/

History

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Andrea A. Burns, From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, 2013

Cahan, Susan E.  Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power (Art History Publication Initiative) by Susan E. Cahan (2016-02-19) ,

Duke University Press

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Caroline V. Wallace, “Exhibiting Authenticity: The Black Emergency Cultural Coalition’s Protests of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1968-71,” Art Journal, Summer 2015, 5-23.

Wilson, Mabel O. Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums.

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Exhibitions, Programs

Movement Is Rising: Journey of #BlackLivesMatter at Museum of Impact

The Art of Black Dissent, #artoblackdissent, (2016 - ), https://theartofblackdissent.wordpress.com/, organized by La Tanya S. Autry and Gabriella Svenningsen

Video

"How I Got Over: Vision & Justice in Racialized America," LaToya Ruby Frazier, Carrie Mae Weems, Sarah Lewis and moderator Rebecca Carroll, December 9, 2016, The Greene Space,

http://www.thegreenespace.org/story/how-i-got-over-vision-and-justice-racialized-america/ 

“Artists and the Archive: Deconstructing Racial Imagination,” Claudia Rankine, Hank Willis Thomas, Alexandra Bell in conversation with LeRonn P. Brooks, Livestream, Schomburg Center for Black Culture , September 26, 2017, https://livestream.com/schomburgcenter/events/7642692/videos/16340266 

“Can Art Amend History?” Titus Kaphar at Ted April 2017,

https://www.ted.com/talks/titus_kaphar_can_art_amend_history

'Stop Telling Women To Smile' Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh On Her Movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygYaHt6Y4wg

Podcasts

The Gallery Gap. A podcast that focuses on equity and inequity in museums, collections, exhibitions, and programming. We start with our home institutions, and situate the conversation in the broader context.

http://wvik.org/programs/gallery-gap 

Museopunks. A podcast for a progressive museum. Some of their recent podcasts focus on areas of social justice (e.g. episodes 19, 20, 23) http://labs.aam-us.org/museopunks/ 

A Time to Break Silence: Pictures of Social Change. Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his controversial, groundbreaking speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” the Michener Art Museum surveys the visual documentation of protest, political transformations, and social change in this exhibition.

https://www.michenerartmuseum.org/exhibition/a-time-to-break-silence-pictures-of-social-change/ 

Digital/Social Media Forums - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

#MuseBlack

#MuseumHue

#MuseumsAreNotNeutral

#MuseumsRespondtoFerguson

#MuseumWorkersSpeak

#POCArthistory

Funding Sources

Note: this list includes national and international grants to fund independent research and projects

Graduate Students

Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship-- $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department

https://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/wells-graduate-student-fellowship/

James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference-- $25,000 stipend for visiting fellow

http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/fellowship/dissertation-fellows.html

Post-doc

James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference-- Visiting Fellowship for Advanced Scholars

http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/fellowship/index.html

CASVA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship-- $50,000 (For appointment to the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2018–2020, the Center encourages applications in the fields of the visual arts and culture of African Americans, Africa, and the African diaspora.)

https://www.nga.gov/research/casva/fellowships/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowships.html

Curators/Artists

American Philosophical Society-- $47,0000 Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship

https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/curatorialfellowship

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation-- Artist as Activist Grants

https://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/grants/art-grants/artist-as-activist

A Blade of Grass Fellowship

http://www.abladeofgrass.org/fellowship-program/

Surdna Foundation Grants

http://www.surdna.org/grants/how-to-apply.html