Equity in Museums
Thursday, March 11, 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 and features 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 for future distribution and will last approximately 75 minutes. Visit Museums are Not Neutral to learn more about "the myth of museum neutrality."
"I believe in channeling my creative urges in order to produce unique artwork in Sacramento. My inspiration for my work is usually emotionally driven. Taylor'd Mind Studios is born out of a combination of my innate abilities, training and experience, which allows my perspective as an artist to remain traditional yet expressionistic. Art is how I battle against the indifference of humans and offer new ways of viewing the world."
Jupiter is a Sacramento-based abstract artist whose work focuses on the daily, lived experiences of Black America. Painting from a child's perspective, his paintings are mean to "give light to the humanity of dark-skinned people who originate from Africa", while also reminding people of "the innocence that Black Americans are robbed of daily." He recently finished a residency in France, at the Chateau d'Orquevaux and is gearing up for his second residency at the Imago Artists Residency in Tsarimir, Bulgaria, and a duo exhibition at B. Sakata Garo Art Gallery in Sacramento. His work was also a part of the Crocker's 2020 Art Auction.
Jupiter's recent body of work is painted on cardboard, a visceral reminder of what it means to be Black in America. "We get ripped up, beaten, but we get taped back up. We’re loved, we can hold stuff, we get wet, but we dry back up. I’ve been through a whole lot. We’ve all been through a whole lot, but we’re here" (ABC 10).
Closed captioning will be provided during this program. The Crocker strives to provide inclusive and equitable experiences for all. Learn more at crockerart.org/accessibility. If you want to see more supports for our programs such as closed captioning, ASL translation, and image descriptions, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and consider a donation.
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Images courtsey of the artist.