Anti-racism Resources for Cultural Institutions

The Terra Foundation is committed to working with its partners to stand against racial injustice and inequity. We are collecting resources—including webinars, scholarly articles, and more—for museums and cultural institutions to confront racism both within and outside their walls.

At the foundation, we believe that art has the power to unite. The arts and humanities provide spaces for us to join together in shared learning, listening, and conversation. Museums and cultural institutions can play an important role in shaping civic dialogue and inspire us to build a more inclusive and just society.

This page is continually updated. We welcome feedback about the information you find here. Please direct questions, comments, and/or suggestions to contact@terraamericanart.org.

Webinars

Articles

  • “What Does a Social Justice Curator Do? The Bronx Museum’s Jasmine Wahi on Why Every Art Institution Should Have One,” ArtNet (June 26, 2020)
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  • “To Bear Witness: Real Talk about White Supremacy in Art Museums Today” by Kelli Morgan, Associate Curator of American Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (June 24, 2020)
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  • “What Does it Mean to Decolonize a Museum?” MuseumNext (June 15, 2020)
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  • “Our Museum Is Considered a Leader in Equity and Inclusion. Here’s What We’ve Done—and Why We Have a Long, Long Way to Go” by Lori Fogarty, Director of the Oakland Museum of California (June 12, 2020)
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  • “Cartography: A Black Woman’s Response to Museums in the Time of Racial Uprising” by Dr. Porchia Moore, Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Florida (June 10, 2020)
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  • “Uncovering White Supremacy Culture in Museum Work,” by Hannah Heller, nikhil trivedi, and Joanne Jones-Rizzi (March 4, 2020)
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