Institutions and many individual collectors are more conscious of equity in their acquisitions than ever before. Correcting past imbalances, and creating environments that are engaging and inclusive to all visitors are ethical imperatives for public institutions. Though we look to institutions for leadership, in many cases individual collectors lead the way by championing artworks and artists underrepresented by museums. In this conversation, the Portland Art Museum’s Grace Kook-Anderson (Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art) and Sarah Miller Meigs (collector and lumber room founder) discuss how to build an inclusive collection, and how museums, patrons, galleries and visitors can work together to define a more equitable art world.
This is the eighth installment of PADA's Art Conversations 2018, a monthly series of gallery talks focused on art collecting and the arts ecology of our city, which will continue through December 2018. Click HERE for a schedule of talks.