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Taking Back Our Museums: #MuseumsAreNotNeutral Continues

img_20171108_210536_1581637098134.jpgThe Good News:
Thanks to hundreds of supporters we raised  $5669.79 for the Southern Poverty Law Center!

Today Mike Murawski and I relaunched our #MuseumsAreNotNeutral campaign to keep the dialogue going as we challenge the myth of museum neutrality. Letting everyone know that museums are shaped by and participate in sociopolitical arenas is the first of many steps to making our museums equity-centered institutions.

Now we are offering a few more colors and the proceeds will support Unidos Por Puerto Rico, United for Puerto Rico, an initiative providing assistance to those in Puerto Rico affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.
If you can, please purchase a shirt and share your pics with our hashtag #MuseumsAreNotNeutral.
https://www.bonfire.com/museums-are-not-neutral/ 

Related posts:

Changing the Things I Cannot Accept: Museums Are Not Neutral, by La Tanya S. Autry, Artstuffmatters blog, October 15, 2017

Museums Are Not Neutral: Wear It Across Your Heart, by La Tanya S. Autry Artstuffmatters blog,  August 31, 2017

“Museums Are Not Neutral” by Mike Murawski, Art Museum Teaching blog, August 31, 2017

“The Idea of Museum Neutrality: Where Did It Come From,” by Gretchen Jennings, Museum Commons blog, June 26, 2017

What is Curatorial Activism,” by Maura Reilly, Art News, 11/7/2017

 

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November 9, 2017 at 3:36 am Leave a comment

Museums Are Not Neutral: Wear It Across Your Heart 

My friend Mike Murawski, Director of Education & Public Programs at the Portland Art Museum, and I have launched our “Museums Are Not Neutral” initiative. We would love to see more of our institutions engaging their communities in a deeper manner about social and political issues. Some museum professionals claim that museums must be neutral spaces. We oppose that attitude and decided to put our position on a t-shirt – Museums Are Not Neutral.

I hope you agree that museums should be active forces for social justice. Please consider purchasing one of the shirts before the campaign ends on September 20, 2017. The shirts, which are available in two colors and a range of sizes, sell for $19.99. Proceeds will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

August 31, 2017 at 11:19 pm 3 comments


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