Colorful art that captivates in the museum, those old sculptures and paintings—are they too white?
The Crocker Art Museum delves into the topic of “Equity in Museums” with a series of discussions that begin on Thursday, Jan. 14. Three panelists will lead this first, hourlong event starting at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Advance reservations are required for both Crocker members (free) and nonmembers (also free! —which is pretty cool).
Here’s how the Crocker introduces the series:
“The realities of racial and social inequity within museums and cultural institutions have long been discussed in the field. As an institution, the Crocker has made a commitment to examine these issues internally and in the museum’s relationship to the community.
“This discussion series seeks to open the conversation up to the wider public through attendee participation, featuring new panelists from the cultural sector each month. Join us for a dialogue on acknowledging exclusive practices and realities in museums, and solutions for furthering equal access, opportunity, and engagement with the arts for all.”
Serving as panelists are Carmen Beals, the education outreach manager with the Nevada Museum of Art in Las Vegas; Francisco Rosas, the internal communications and content project manager at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and Claire Muñoz, the Charles N. Mathewson Senior Director of Education at the Nevada Museum of Art.
The “Equity in Museums” series continues on Feb. 11 and March 11. The Crocker, which is closed to the public at this stage of the pandemic, has crafted many other online-accessible events that can be investigated on the museum’s Calendar page.