The Easel

Outrage over Hiring a White Woman as African Art Curator Misunderstands Expertise

White females dominate American curatorial appointments. So, appointing yet another white woman to curate African American art at Brooklyn Museum always risked causing a ruckus. It has. The appointee’s former professor, among many, has weighed in. “The outrage is… not really about diversification. Rather, it [is] about ownership of African art which, at best, is misguided”.