The Easel

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

A confronting essay based on the writer’s curatorial experience. American art museums (like many others, surely) have internal cultures that prioritise white male art. Consequently, people of colour tend not to visit. Few [US] institutions have an “honest display of the diverse array of artists working throughout the twentieth century” Making museums truly inclusive requires institutional values that “decenters white people”.