“We are exhausted, scared, grieving, and angry, and yet we persevere.”
The letter, authored by three artists included in the now-canceled Collective Actions, urges the Whitney to seriously examine its practices and policies to better represent and engage with historically excluded communities.
Current and former staff of the Getty Museum, the Getty Trust, and the Getty Research Institute were among hundreds of signatories accusing the museum of racial insensitivity and bias.
Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Zadie Smith are among the signatories of a recent Academic Solidarity Statement calling for equal protections across faculty ranks.
“Before a single museum worker is laid off, let every mid-six- or seven-figure museum director draw a salary of zero,” reads one petition.