Breaking the Silence of Racism in Museums

In early March I teamed up with Marit Dewhurst, Director of Art Education at City College of New York to present the keynote address at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Museum Education Division Preconference. This year, the theme of the preconference was Art Museum Educators as Levers of Change. Approximately 400 educators from across North America gathered in New York City to explore how they could support social justice and build diverse and inclusive museums, with specific consideration to racial equity. 

Marit and I have collaborated to introduce art and museum educators to anti-racist strategies through our writing and workshop facilitation for a number of years. In this keynote address, we share some of our findings and best practices for identifyng and dismantling racism in museum education. Enjoy!