Museums are not neutral. In this moment, we are reasserting our commitment to our communities. We are standing in solidarity with and affirm Black Lives Matter. Our stance as an institution is absolutely not neutral on this point.
Founded in 1971, the Bronx Museum has always been committed to community activism and fighting against systemic inequality. We believe it is necessary not just to maintain this fight, but to accelerate our commitment to doing what is right. This is the time for action through communication, camaraderie, and resource sharing.
As an art institution, we can create change in many ways, one of which is sharing information and action items. Below we have outlined a number of ways that you can support the movement towards social equity. We are also including important resources pertaining to COVID-19: there is a link between the violence against communities of color and the disproportionately high rate at which Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) are dying from COVID-19 in the Bronx.
We want to make sure these realities stay at the forefront of our minds as we move forward as a community-centric organization. We will continue to share information and resources that are aimed at assisting the movement and creating change. We recognize the need to look inward as well and be committed to the principles of anti-racism, social and economic equality, and equal justice. The leadership and staff of the Bronx Museum will continue to honor and strive to live up to that commitment. We will continue to orient our curatorial and educational programs to reflect the many communities we serve and we will amplify those voices.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
Some organizations to support in the name of racial and social justice.
For more COVID-19 & Social Justice Resources (News, Actions, Aid, and Support), ease visit here.
Bronx Museum Of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456