Is Everyone Over the Statues?

In June of 2020, in the weeks following the murder of George Floyd and the spark of unrest against police violence and brutality against marginalized American citizens, I felt bolstered and energized, living through a classic regime-changing scene: the toppling of statues that represented the old world order throughout the country. It was such a…

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The Academia to Museum Pipeline

Museum Drip was dripping along in my head for years, but as I’ve previously acknowledged, it was the urgency to say something in response to @ChangeTheMuseum that got me to finally hit “publish.” The stories on this account call attention to racial microaggressions (and aggressive-aggressions) and top-down governance that seeks to please super-wealthy board members.…

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Everything is Not New All the Time

I recently read an article about how companies are scrambling to find token Black creatives. The article concerns artist Shantell Martin. Martin is a rising contemporary darling thanks to her bold, dynamic murals and the potential of her work to be used in collaboration across different sectors, from corporations to the performing arts. Martin was…

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