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Recent Posts by Makeba Clay

The Phillips Collection’s Plan for Advancing Racial Equity

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
Out of the brutal murders of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many other Black and Brown people in the United States, there has been a …

The Transformative Power of Inclusive Storytelling in Museums

Category: Facing Change
My mentor Dr. Johnnetta Cole, the former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), often says, “It’s easy to live without art, but it’s hard to live well.” For me, …

The Power of a Paid Internship: Creating pathways to careers in museums

Category: Labor
In 2015, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation issued a report on diversity in art museums that reinforced what is obvious to anyone working in or affiliated with the industry: non-Hispanic white …

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