Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
When tackling how to address the imperative social issues of our communities through a museum exhibition, many museums face challenges on where to start. When telling the stories of communities that look completely different than your own, how do you craft an exhibition that is equitable, inclusive, and honest? This panel dives into the production of Newcomb Art Museum’s exhibition Per(Sister) which addresses the issue of women in mass incarceration in Louisiana through the works of contemporary artists translating the stories of more than 30 formerly incarcerated women. The museum partnered with over 20 community organizations that represented directly-impacted women to collaboratively create an exhibition that lives beyond its walls.