As the world moves rapidly toward irreversible and necessary change, art museum directors are talking about adapting their institutions to the times. But what if adaptation is not enough?
A new initiative undertaken at the Mississippi Museum of Art wants to have “more conversations about race.” I didn’t fully understand the need for such a program until I visited the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
The institution recently opened Picturing Mississippi, which presents a journey through the state’s charged history sprinkled with salient contemporary art.
Today, the Neuberger Museum of Art announced that because of the passage of a new anti-LGBTQ bill in Mississippi, its director, Dr. Tracy Fitzpatrick, and the president of Purchase College, SUNY, Thomas J. Schwarz, will not attend the opening of When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection at the Mississippi Museum of Art.