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George Floyd

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Public art

Minneapolis arts groups tackle inequality in the local scene—and the industry at large

Controversy over a mural homage to George Floyd in the city has prompted conversations about opportunities and resources for Black artists and community organisations

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Black Lives Matter

Reform or reset? How cultural institutions are facing a reckoning over racism

US and UK museums have been accused of tokenism, hypocrisy and fake solidarity for rushing to declare support for Black Lives Matter. Where do they go from here?

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Arthur Jafa

Arthur Jafa’s searing chronicle of Black America to be screened by museums worldwide for 48 hours

Fourteen institutions including Tate will livestream Love is the Message, The Message is Death

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diversity

Curators at Guggenheim demand ‘urgent’ reforms of racial inequities at museum

In a letter to management, they call for minority hiring efforts and an inquiry into the treatment of guest curator

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Personal stories of coronavirus

Lyle Ashton Harris revisits archival images of black joy and resistance amid lockdown

The Bronx-born artist says isolation has allowed the US a valuable opportunity "to be confronted with trauma so deep that it moves us from theory to action"

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Black Lives Matter

Indigenous artists stand with the Black Lives Matter movement as part of new community initiative

The Rapid Response Art Fund supports Indigenous artists in BIPOC communities that have been affected by the systemic racism that has been "a driving force for hundreds of years" in the US

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Black Lives Matter

Where to buy works of art to support anti-racism causes

Artists and galleries have been raising money to help charities and funds in the wake of the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests

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Protest

Art world workers join protests against injustice in New York—and aim to change racist systems in the culture sphere

Activists working at museums and galleries are bringing the fight for equality from the streets back into institutions

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Confederate monuments

Virginia vows to remove monument to Confederate general Robert E. Lee amid ongoing anti-racism protests

Governor says that the state will "no longer preach a false version of history" as calls for racial justice echo across the nation

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Walker Art Center

Citing killing, Walker Art Center says it will suspend use of police services for special events

Museum calls for holding Minneapolis officers accountable for excessive force and treating people of colour with respect

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Protests

Monuments across the US are toppled, damaged as protests over George Floyd's death continue

Lawmakers mobilise the National Guard to quell destruction while demonstrators deface Confederate memorials and public works emblematic of white supremacy

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Protests

Nelson-Atkins Museum director pledges to re-establish trust after police use campus to stage response to protests

After asking that squad cars leave the grounds, he says police presence caused deep “hurt”

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Protest

Art world presses pause for #BlackOutTuesday

Mixed reactions for the social media campaign, whereby millions are posting black squares in support for the Black Lives Matter movement—but is it reductive?

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Museums & Heritage

Amid turbulent US protests, Smithsonian's African American museum opens a conversation about race

Goal of online portal is to spur dialogue about racism and its “corrosive impact”

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Protest art

George Floyd's final words flown across five cities as protests erupt across the US

Artist Jammie Holmes aims to "underline a need for unity" as the country reels from another incident of police brutality