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America is changing—but are its art museums?


"Most major institutions are still run by white people, are supported by them, and tailor their exhibitions to suit them"

"Night Cafe in Arles" by Paul Gauguin

The Art Newspaper - Nobody seems to have any meaningful statistics. But you do not have to look at major US art museums for long to realize that most of the senior management is white, unlike staff at comparable levels in corporations, universities and government offices. When is this going to change? Those leading efforts to diversify museums say the economic reality of who pays to support institutions has not evolved sufficiently to require any lasting push for change. But American demographics are shifting swiftly. US minority groups will become the majority in a few decades. And art museums will have to diversify to survive. Read more.

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