How Museums Are Diversifying Their Collections to Include Black and Brown Artists
Join the Arts Council of Princeton for a symposium held in conjunction with ACP’s groundbreaking exhibition, RETRIEVING THE LIFE AND ART OF JAMES WILSON EDWARDS AND A CIRCLE OF BLACK ARTISTS.
A Williams College survey of the works in the collections of all major US museums in 2019 found that just 1.2% of works were created by Black artists. This symposium will present how museums are now working to diversify their collections.
A reception will follow.
Director, Princeton University Art Museum
Director, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, author of Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating (Thames and Hudson, 2018)
Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Twentieth-Century Art and the John Rhoden Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Deputy Director of Collections and Curatorial Strategies, The Newark Museum of Art
Heather and Paul G Haaga Jr. Class of 1970, Curator of Princeton and Drawings, Princeton University Art Museum
Rachael Z. DeLue
Christopher Binyon Sarfim ’86 Professor in American Art and Faculty in American Studies; Chair, Art and Archaeology Department, Princeton University
Director, Arts Council of Princeton