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Responding to new report, Paris Opera Ballet pledges to make diversity a priority at the historic institution

The Paris Opera Ballet is the oldest national ballet company in the world and is steeped in tradition. For all its grandeur and prestige, the ballet is notably lacking in diversity and, until recently, was among the ballet companies with a repertoire that even included blackface. However, a 66-page report released Monday shed light on […]

Boston MFA and Mass. Attorney General reach agreement on $500,000 diversity and inclusion fund

A year ago, disparaging comments were made to a group middle-school aged, minority students while on a field trip to the Museum of Fine Art (MFA) in Boston. In the time since the incident, the MFA has faced much backlash and been the focus of an investigation into the alleged remarks. They have also instilled […]

Valentine’s Day protest seeks equality and diversity at DC’s National Gallery of Art

On February 14th, the international day of celebrating or bemoaning love, the activist group Radical Matriarchy set up at DC’s National Gallery of Art (NGA) asking for a little love for artists that don’t fall into the white male category. Headed by Michelle Sutherland, better known as Sister Leona, Radical Matriarchy made their way to […]

Highlighting diversity amongst collections: new report takes closer look at 18 major US museums

In recent years, issues and research concerning the lack of diversity amongst museum employees have compelled museums to re-evaluate the lack of diversification among their employees and those they attract to their galleries. Nothing, though, had been reported on concerning the lack of diversity within the museums’ collections. That is until now. A brand-new study […]

BMA announces new biennial commission focusing on diversity and accessibility

On December 6th, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced that an historic endowment gift from Baltimore philanthropists Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker will make way for a new major biennial commission. The Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Biennial Commission will be the first named public art commission for the museum. With particular […]

Freelands Foundation and Runnymede Trust commission report to examine racial inequality in arts education

To better understand the lack of diversity within the arts in the UK, the Freelands Foundation and Runnymede Trust are looking at arts education. Together, they have announced the commission of major report to shed light on why Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse peoples are underrepresented in art education, resulting in underrepresentation across the arts […]

Nimtrim Architects selected to revamp green space in Becontree Estate in East London

You might not be familiar with Becontree Estate in east London, but when it was completed nearly 100 years ago, it was the largest council estate in the world. Now, in celebration of is centenary, the Royal Institute of British Architects have teamed up with Create London and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) […]

Marking 150 years, SFAI announces Access50 Scholarship Fund

At times, it seemed as though it might not make it, but this month, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The milestone not only makes the SFAI one of the oldest art schools in the US, but shows its perseverance, despite difficult terrain. So, to commemorate its extra meaningful birthday, […]

The changing face of art collections

The days of traditional fine art collecting may be behind us. Technology and the push for diversity are changing how individuals and museums acquire art and their approach to building collections. While the Covid-19 pandemic has escalated this shift, it was likely only a matter of time before this cultural reckoning would have occurred. For […]

The Great Big Art Exhibition kicks off across the UK with help from artist Antony Gormley

In the throes of its third national lockdown, people across the UK are looking for ways to persevere through the pandemic. To get people creating while they remain at home, artist Antony Gormley has kicked off The Great Big Art Exhibition, an initiative launched by Firstsite, which is encouraging people everywhere and of all artistic […]