After Racism Claims, Boston Museum Creates Diversity Fund

May 5, 2020
By Jenny Gross
The $500,000 fund comes a year after black students said they had been subjected to racist remarks by employees and patrons at the Museum of Fine Arts.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston said Tuesday,  May 5, that it would establish a $500,000 fund devoted to diversity initiatives, a move that comes a year after a group of black middle school students said they had been subjected to racist comments while on a field trip there. The museum also said that as part of an agreement with the state, it would do more to engage with and support local communities, artists and young people of color, according to Maura Healey, the Massachusetts attorney general. “Our cultural institutions play an important role in fostering and providing an inclusive environment for communities and people of all backgrounds,” Ms. Healey said. [More]