Saturday, June 27, 2020

Curators Urge Guggenheim to Fix Culture That ‘Enables Racism’

By Robin Pogrebin
Curators at the Guggenheim Museum sent its leadership a letter Monday in which they urged it to reform a culture that, they said, “enables racism.” Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
A letter signed “The Curatorial Department” of the Guggenheim Museum was sent Monday to the institution’s leadership, demanding immediate, wholesale changes to what it described as “an inequitable work environment that enables racism, white supremacy, and other discriminatory practices.” “We write to express collective concern regarding our institution, which is in urgent need of reform,” said the letter addressed to Richard Armstrong, the museum’s director; Elizabeth Duggal, the senior deputy director and chief operating officer; Sarah G. Austrian, the general counsel; and Nancy Spector, the museum’s artistic director and chief curator. [More]