Black Artists and Gallerists on What a More Inclusive Art World Would Look Like

Installation shot of Dawn Okoro's Punk Noir at the George Washington Carver Museum in 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Taylor Crumpton opens her Artsy article with a reflection on the many art-world power-players who are questioning how they can create more diversity and equity in the arts. Yet Crumpton posits that the real question is: “What systemic barriers have been implemented to ensure diversity and equity do not thrive in the art world?” Crumpton addresses this question as she speaks with various Black artists and art professionals.

"It’s not the responsibility of Black professionals in the arts to educate those in positions of power and wealth about the importance of representation."