Curators describe the current situation in the museum as “an inequitable work environment that enables racism, white supremacy, and other discriminatory practices”

Guggenheim Museum. Source: Dave Nakayama/Flickr/Artguide

Guggenheim Museum’s curatorial department sent a letter to the museum’s leadership, calling for diversity and equitable practices within their work environment, Artguide reports.

The museum’s director Richard Armstrong said the letter was “an opportunity for us to engage in a beneficial dialogue to become a more diverse, equitable and welcoming organization for all”.

The letter also demands that the museum carry out an investigation into the 2019 Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition, when Chaédria LaBouvier, the first black woman to curate a show at the Guggenheim, was left out of decisions regarding the exhibition’s presentation and was not invited to participate in a panel related to the show.

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