Equity in Museums
Thursday, January 14, 2021
The realities of racial and social inequity within museums and cultural institutions have long been discussed in the field. As an institution, the Crocker has made a commitment to examine these issues internally and in the Museum’s relationship to the community.
This discussion series seeks to open the conversation up to the wider public through attendee participation, featuring new panelists from the cultural sector each month. Join us for a dialogue that acknowledges exclusive practices in museums, and discusses solutions for furthering equal access, opportunity, and engagement with the arts for all. Please note, this program will be recorded fore future distribution and will last approximately 60 minutes. Visit Museums are Not Neutral to learn more about "the myth of museum neutrality".
This event is part of our Equity in Museums series. Check out the other sessions to continue the conversation:
• DEAI Initiatives at Museums - January 14, 2021
• Discussing Native American Representation in Museums - February 11, 2021
• Spotlighting Local BIPOC Artists - March 11, 2021
About January's Panelists
Carmen Beals serves as the Education Outreach Manager with the Nevada Museum of Art, Las Vegas. In her role as the Outreach Manager, she is responsible for assisting the museum expand into a statewide institution. She also serves as a subcommittee chair for the Museum Diversity Committee. She holds an MLA in Museum Studies from Harvard University Extension, an MBA from Amberton University, completed the Anderson Executive Program at the University of California Los Angeles, and has a BS in Civil Engineering from Prairie View A & M University.
Francisco Rosas [he/him/his] has worked in art museums for over a decade. He is the internal communications and content project manager at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (encompassing the de Young and Legion of Honor), and is an active leader on the museums’ Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee. He also serves on the board of directors for the GLBT Historical Society Museum and Archives. A Bay Area native, Francisco received his master’s degree in arts administration and policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in art history and public relations from the University of Southern California.
Claire Muñoz [she/her/hers] is the Charles N. Mathewson Senior Director of Education at the Nevada Museum of Art. She has been with the Museum since 2008, serving several roles, including Director of Public Programs and E.L. Cord Museum School Director. Claire is deeply engaged in the local community and passionate about bringing organizations and individuals together through dynamic programming and education in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Claire is co-chair of the Museum’s Diversity Team and a member of the Governor’s STEAM Subcommittee, committed to arts integration and access in education. Claire received her Master of Arts in Urban Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her Bachelor of Arts in Art from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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