Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
When curating the arts of disenfranchised communities, who is the authority- the curator, the artist, or the community represented?
American curators dismissed Indian country when they spoke against the titling of a Caucasian man as the most noted Contemporary American Indian artist of today, and personified historic trauma by insensitive fine art exhibitions. At the center of the controversy includes diversity and inclusion funding that made the projects possible through National, federal, and donor dollars.
This complicity is evidence of poor professional practice. Panel speakers will present best practices for museum professionals interested in fair and accurate interpretations of American Indian and Indigenous communities.