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How the Art World Can Step Up for Black Lives Matter


Kehinde Wiley's Rumors of War in Times Square, New York City. Image from Getty.


In the face of the ongoing Black Lives Matter Movement, many museums have doled out statements of solidarity. In a piece for the Independent UK, curator and writer Aindrea Emelife suggests that serious institutional change, not just pay lip service, is required to stay relevant to today's audiences.

"The pursuit of equity and magnifying varying voices is not just a matter of duty, nor is it just an exercise in reflecting demographics and numbers – it is a key tool to ensure museums’ relevancy in an ever-changing world. If art is truly “for everyone”, then “everyone” needs to be able to see themselves within art."