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Controversial Reports and Headlines
Report: Diversity in American Art Museums
"...Although 28 percent of museum staffs are from minority backgrounds, the great majority of these workers are concentrated in security, facilities, finance, and human resources jobs. Among museum curators, conservators, educators and leaders, only 4 percent are African American and 3 percent Hispanic...."
Tacoma Art Museum faces protest over lack of diversity in ‘Art AIDS America’
"African Americans have suffered 41 percent of all AIDS deaths and account for 44 percent of all new HIV infections, of the 107 artists in “Art AIDS America” only four are African Americans."
Museums Must Attract Diverse Visitors or Risk Irrelevance
"If museums don’t act now to fulfill a cultural contract that demands they serve audiences beyond their nontraditional patrons, their continued relevance into the 21st century will be seriously at risk—a view that is clearly gaining traction around the country."
Books on Diversity in The Arts & Museums
Gender, Sexuality and Museums by
"Gender, Sexuality and Museums provides the only repository of key articles, new essays and case studies for the important area of gender and sexuality in museums. It is the first reader to focus on LGBT issues and museums, and the first reader in nearly 15 years to collect articles which focus on women and museums. At last, students of museum studies, women's' studies, LGBT studies and museum professionals have a single resource."
Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today by
Written to "explicitly illustrate how multiculturalism has manifested and moved through art museums in the past, how multiculturalism is changing current practices, and what future culturally inclusive art museums might look like." (317)
Find More Like This
To find more resources on art museums and diversity go to PittCat Classic from the library's homepage, limit your search to the Fine Arts Library, and do a keyword search using keywords such as:
- "art museums" AND "diversity"
- "art museums" AND "community"
- "art museums" AND "education"
- "art museums" AND "gender"
Similar combinations of search terms can be used to find articles within the following databases:
Diversity Initiatives and Fellowships