“People yell at me ‘go back to China’ or ‘hey, coronavirus.’ I face these attacks at least twice a week on my way to work,” says Korean-American artist Kate Bae, who was physically assaulted near Bryant Park.
An Instagram Account Is Amplifying Anonymous Testimonies of Racism in Museums
@ChangeTheMuseum is posting “stories of unchecked racism” that speak to the discriminatory practices plaguing cultural institutions.
Open Letter Lambastes Racism and Homophobia at New Orleans Museum of Art
Incidents include a staffer being asked to cut their dreadlocks and the permanent installation of a plantation parlor against the advisement of Black staff.
What We Can Learn From a Vanished Mural of Racist Violence
John Wilson’s 1952 mural “The Incident,” is a salient meditation on the horrors of lynching and though physically lost, the mural endures in archival images, preliminary sketches, and studies.
Controversy Boils Over Italian Soccer League’s Anti-Racism Campaign Featuring Apes
A campaign to fight racism against Black players in soccer stadiums backfired as it presented controversial images of primates to advance its message of tolerance.
Spanish-Speaking Art Students Clapback at Man Who Told Them to “Speak English”
Four art students in Savannah, Georgia, were confronted by a man telling them to speak English.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts’s Apology Is Another Reminder of the Museum World’s Lack of Representation
Racist incidents like the one that targeted school children at the Boston MFA are neither the beginning nor the end. They underscore the museum world’s frequent failure to serve marginalized communities.
Cleveland’s Major League Baseball Team Will Retire Racist “Chief Wahoo” Logo
Though it will still appear on some merchandise sold in northeast Ohio and the Arizona city where the team holds its spring training.
Confronting and Correcting Racist Narratives in Media and Art
Five artists and writers will take on the racist narratives that shape American culture in a day of events at MoMA PS1.
Recovering the Philosophy Chamber, Harvard’s Enlightenment-Era Teaching Cabinet
The small chamber was at the heart of intellectual life in New England from 1766 to 1820, and then it all but disappeared.
A Performance Overwhelms the Audience with Racism in an Attempt to Heal
A show at 3-Legged Dog relies on the premise that the patient — the nation — is so ill, the most barbaric form of intervention is necessary: bloodletting.
Rescuing Norman Rockwell’s Progressive Legacy from a Right-Wing Cartoonist
The artist was no reactionary. He was a staunch liberal and a strong believer in an inclusive country.