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Symposium: How Museums Are Diversifying Their Collections to Include Black and Brown Artists

November 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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. 

This free event will take place at Art on Hulfish, with a reception to follow in the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery. 



James Steward
Director, Princeton University Art Museum


Maura Reilly
Director, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, author of Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating (Thames and Hudson, 2018)

Brittany Webb
Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Twentieth-Century Art and the John Rhoden Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Catherine Evans 
Deputy Director of Collections and Curatorial Strategies, The Newark Museum of Art

Laura Giles
Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints 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


Adam Welch
Director, Arts Council of Princeton

Free registration via Zoom here. (When prompted, click to sign in as “attendee.”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the “CC” icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar “español” o el idioma de su elección.

LATE THURSDAYS! Thursday evening programming is made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation.  


November 3, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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