Diversity In The Arts

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Baltimore Museum Says Goodbye Warhol, Hello Younger, More Diverse Collection

A piece by the artist Kerry James Marshall was auctioned off this week and became the highest selling piece by a living black artist. "Past Times," which is part painting and part collage, features black people relaxing, boating, playing croquet along a river.<p>Also in that auction were works by Andy …

Museums

The Artist Working to Make Artificial Intelligence Less White

Still of Stephanie Dinkins, <i>Conversations with Bina48</i>, 2014-present. Courtesy of the artist.It’s no secret by now that artificial intelligence has a …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch: These Differently-Abled Dancers Are Pushing the Limits of Breaking

There's a tradition in hip-hop culture of reclaiming negative words as positive ones. That's why you might hear things like "nasty" or "bad" as …

Seeking Orchestras in Tune With Their Diverse Communities

Orchestras are among America’s least racially diverse institutions. African-American musicians accounted for only 1.8 percent of the nation’s orchestra players in 2014, according to an industry study, which found that the figure had not grown in over a decade.<p>Three national organizations aim to …

The Arts

With Academy Program, Symphony Hopes to Address Diversity

By RACHAEL PACELLA, The Capital<p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When the Annapolis Symphony Academy launches this fall, half the students in the program will be …

Metropolitan Museum Aims for Accessibility with Sign Language Tours on Facebook Live

Met Signs in the Studio in ASL (photo by Filip Wolak, courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art)In the past couple of years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art …

The National Gallery of Prague Is Using VR to Introduce the Blind to Iconic Sculptures

“No touching!”<p>The phrase is the bane of many children who find themselves in museums meant to teach them how to appreciate art … but instead teach …

Black Twitter – Informed and Engaged – Medium

<b>The below is an excerpt from a</b> <b>Knight Foundation report</b> <b>which explores how Black Twitter, Feminist Twitter, and Asian-American Twitter — interact with</b> …

Social Media

Nontraditional Visitors Are Not Low-Income Visitors: A Leadership Assumption Hurting Cultural Organizations

While it may not be an entirely conscious assumption, it’s one that is reflected in engagement strategies and may hurt cultural mission and business …

Black Panther

The Important Reason This Ballerina Is Walking Around Her Hometown in a Tutu

I was scrolling through my newsfeed the other day when an image came into view that stopped me in my tracks. In it, a woman dressed in a black tutu, …

Women of Color

How Museums Are Becoming More Sensory-Friendly For Those With Autism

It’s a Sunday morning and things are little quieter than usual at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. …

Inside IABD's New Ballet Audition for Men of Color

Last month, the International Association of Blacks in Dance's third annual ballet audition for women of color was expanded to include a separate …

Dancing

How Well Are Cultural Entities Welcoming Racially Diverse Attendees? (DATA)

Here’s how well organization types are engaging non-white visitors.<b>The good news:</b> Cultural organizations are talking about inclusion, diversity, and …

Employee Engagement

Impostor Syndrome Stopping You From Trying Multicultural Marketing? Good

You’ve seen the growth numbers. You’ve seen the purchasing power. You’ve seen the large multicultural successes in 2017 such as <i>Coco</i>. And you’ve been hearing it for years now. You know you have to start tapping into the multicultural market for the future of your brand or business. So what’s …

Multiculturalism

Hastened by Technology, Hindered by Public Attitudes

By Jonathan Mandell. Jonathan Mandell reports on the accessibility panel at BroadwayCon, which explained the forthcoming changes aiming toward a …

Box Office

Cleveland Museum of Art Focuses on Bringing Diversity to Museums

New initiative seeks to bring diversity to the museum profession

Museums

How the High Museum in Atlanta Tripled Its Nonwhite Audience in Two Years

Art World<p>As museums across the US seek to diversify their audiences, the High offers a valuable case study.<p>,<p>It’s a fact the art world has long known: …

Can Philippe Jaroussky Help Fix Classical Music’s Diversity Problem?

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France — On a recent afternoon, the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky greeted the parents of children who had enrolled in a music academy he founded a few months earlier here on the outskirts of Paris. The guests were about to attend one of their first concerts of …

Flute