The Easel

Exhibiting Change: When Some of the Best-Attended Exhibitions in Museums Are Protests, Where Do Institutions Go from Here?

Museums should serve their communities. Multiple recent protests about museum practices suggest there is room for improvement. A broader focus than white male artists would be a good start, though only a “drop in the bucket”. One museum director advocates abandoning “the old model of museum as temple … the most important book a museum director should be reading is the census”.