20 months after the Boston arts community pledged to reevaluate and restructure, what has actually been done to foster racial equity and social transformation?
Artists who signed the ‘Boston Arts for Black Lives’ letter last year weigh in on what’s changed—and what hasn’t—in the regional arts scene since then
How is Boston’s arts community honoring the commitments it made when signing a letter demanding racial equity last year?
Though hundreds in the Boston area signed the June 2020 Open Letter from Boston Arts and Cultural Workers in Demand of Racial Equity and Social Transformation that began this inquiry, listing their professional affiliations along with their names on the petition, many have been reluctant to talk about what they or their institutions have done or plan to do since making these commitments.
"Taking Action is Thinking, in an Academic Context"
Taking Action for Black Lives in Boston’s Arts Community
As the fourth cohort of Neighborhood Salon Luminaries settles in, and the previous three continue to inform, claims Vedro, “not only the community engagement programs, but now, more and more, other types of programming, and collaborations throughout the museum.”
Nine Moments for Now at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art
Outside, in a street-level window, set a bit back from the entrance, are five Karmimadeebora McMillan pieces, all collages and paint on wood. Four of the five pieces are part of McMillan’s Ms Merri Mack series. These reworked echoes of racist lawn ornaments, ...