Since Kimberli Meyer was controversially fired from the University Art Museum, students have penned letters, staged a silent protest, and created artworks in response.
Controversy swirling around the firing of Kimberli Meyer and the pausing of a major work of art is currently distracting us from the conversation we need to have about art and social justice.
The email, which the union cites as an example of Kimberli Meyer’s “problematic management,” discusses how the museum should address visitors to an exhibition on police violence.
In an attempt to provide some clarity, the university held a question-and-answer session for students and faculty earlier this week.
The recent “pause” on American Monument at CSU Long Beach, evoked another exhibition about police violence that took place almost two decades ago at another university art museum.
The museum’s director Kimberli Meyer was fired days before the exhibition opened, a project that she had helped to spearhead.