We stand in solidarity with our community, staff, and partners demanding racial justice. We speak the names George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others to honor their lives and acknowledge the persistent institutional racism that is to blame for their deaths. We also recognize our own museum’s role in supporting systems of oppression and inequity over a 127-year history, and pledge to continue our commitment to listen…to learn…to be accountable to our shared humanity…to be a civic space doing the necessary and urgent work of antiracism and contributing to a more just and equitable society. Black lives matter.
We know that actions speak louder than words, and will be sharing more about the ways that we are working toward the goals outlined in our Equity Statement in the days and weeks to come.