To Bear Witness: Real Talk About White Supremacy Culture in Art Museums Today

By Kelli Morgan
“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” — Angela Davis, 2014.  I feel like I’ve started and stopped this piece at least a hundred times over the last three months. 2020 has been a tumultuous year for the majority of us. Forget a ton of bricks: COVID-19 hit like a fleet of cement trucks. And as history has always shown, Black communities are again being disproportionately affected. Since the onset of the pandemic, we surged into civil unrest around the globe regarding the blatant disregard of all Black lives. If white folks and governments will not do what it takes to dismantle white supremacy once and for all, we will tear it all down. Like clockwork, racist monuments have been dropping like flies ever since. And though I hate to say it, museums need to be next up on the list. [More]

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