Open Letter from Boston Arts and Cultural Workers in Demand of Racial Equity and Social Transformation

 

June 12, 2020

To the leaders, boards, and patrons of our cultural institutions and workplaces:

In solidarity with and full endorsement of the calls to action outlined in the Movement for Black Lives, New York’s Arts Workers for Black Lives, and Philly Arts for Black Lives, we, the undersigned, as artists, writers, musicians, performers, arts administrators, curators, educators, students, and workers in the cultural life of the City of Boston, affirm and demand an anti-racist, abolitionist, and decolonial ethics of care in our arts and cultural institutions. 

Black Lives Matter, and we write to you in defense of Black life. We must dismantle all institutions invested in anti-Black racism, white supremacy, and the protection of property over life, including many of our arts and cultural museums, institutions, universities, and organizations. As a living relic of empire, the museum as we know it exists because of its dependency on and complicity in the workings of settler colonialism and racial capitalism. To dismantle these systems requires nothing short of a transformation of social relations, and a forwarding of a future founded on an anti-racist, abolitionist, and decolonial ethics of care. There is no place in such a future for the museum as we know it now; we must create another.

This is not a call to reform historically white and white-dominant museums; this is a call to unmake them. The reformist posture is one that applies weak-willed amendments onto structurally inequitable systems; unmaking such structures requires a confrontation with the holding of power itself. As artists and arts workers, we, the undersigned, demand the following measures for the unmaking of power and exclusionary practices as necessary first steps for all historically white and white-dominant arts and cultural institutions in Boston:

  • Terminate all contracts with and ad-hoc employment of military, police, and law enforcement agencies.
  • Forward a decolonizing future, prioritizing acknowledgement of Indigenous land rights and land reclamation, and the immediate repatriation of all looted, stolen, and abused objects and works.
  • Investigate ties to and pursue divestment from prisons and private correctional facilities, fossil fuels industries, weapons and securities manufacturers, and all exploitative businesses that profit from and contribute to the destruction of community and environment.
  • Cease all development and expansion projects that directly or indirectly contribute to gentrification, displacement, and housing insecurity, in favor of equitable development in dialogue with community members and affordable housing advocates.
  • Dissolve hierarchical and exclusionary governance; impose term limits at the board, director, and senior staff levels; and restructure decision-making power with priority input of junior, part-time, and precarious staff.
  • Protect workers, artists, and public-facing staff through equitable and transparent pay structures at all staff levels and commit to full benefits for all, including support for unionization, paid parental leave, and an end to unpaid internships and uncompensated overtime and labor.
  • Involve community and artist advisories in institutional governance with transparency in the adoption of policy recommendations.
  • Create accountable mutual benefit agreements that do not reinforce extractive relationships to historically excluded communities—wherein Black, Indigenous, artists of color, and disabled artists are expected to provide access or relationships to Black, Indigenous, audiences of color, or disabled audiences who then become subjects of exhibitionary voyeurism—but build up community autonomy and agency.
  • Examine the need for collections and restructure acquisitions policies to become equitable caretakers, not elite gatekeepers, tax havens, or property holders.
  • Reallocate funding and resources towards committed support of existing organizations and working groups in public health, social justice and prison abolition, disability justice, education, LGBTQI+ advocacy, mental health, mutual aid, and community care.
  • Prioritize recurring institutional self-critique reviews focused on equity audits of internal (hiring practices, human resource policies, procedures for redress) and external (member programs, board compositions, partnerships, and endorsements) structures, with public reporting on resulting action plans.
  • Center community voices and decenter institutional voice; acknowledge and act on failures, shortcomings, and grievances from staff, visitors, or community members on harmful actions or experiences in the workplace or environment without defense or excuse, and with transparent redress and accountability measures, including addressing ableism directly and urgently.
  • End the temporary and often inadequately compensated consultant-for-hire practice of extracting knowledge and expertise from Black, Indigenous, and communities of color in favor of full-time hires with pay equity.
  • Recognize that labor justice and racial justice are firmly entwined; that white art workers must actively examine and address their disproportionately dominant role in leadership positions by withdrawing from solidifying this unbalanced power further; and that the hiring of Black, Indigenous, and people of color must be sought as a form of labor equity whose eventual aim is the abolishment of the museum as we know it now and the preparation for the arrival of another.
  • Organize a plan for meeting these demands with actionable strategies to be begun no later than one year from the date of this letter, with signatories pledging mutual accountability; make this process fully transparent both internally and externally to the institution to ensure accountability.

We make these demands with no disillusionments. Boston’s historically white and white-dominant institutions strive above all else to preserve white supremacy in the hoarding of wealth, resources, and ways of work. Gestures of change in the arts are too often symbolic and performative in nature, address symptoms over root causes, and remain devoid of self-critique or meaningful weight. We seek the complete disavowal of such self-preservationist impulses and refuse all empty promises of reform over actions of redress. The aforementioned demands are the first of many steps that will be required of us to achieve this work.

We refuse delay, for these actions are long overdue. We push forward these demands as necessary actions that center and carry the work of Boston’s community and neighborhood organizers who have already begun to create the conditions for another world. Our responsibilities to the unmaking power in these institutions must center, support, and uplift the history and present of Black activism, Black feminism, and Black grassroots organizing in Boston, from the Combahee River Collective to the visionary leadership of Elma Lewis, Melnea Cass, Ruth Batson, and Mel King to today’s Black and brown youth movements. Together and in solidarity with these ongoing actions, we fight for a future of Boston that is abolitionist, anti-capitalist, and anti-racist. We reject unequivocally the conditions of impossibility for such a future. We will no longer allow our arts and cultural museums, institutions, universities, and organizations to impede, slow, or defer the realization of a just world.

We, the undersigned, seek and claim an enduring commitment to realizing a just future that extends beyond our present social emergency. We must continuously confront and undo the work of oppressive indoctrination and complicity in unjust structures within our arts and cultural institutions as they currently exist. We support Boston’s Black-led community voicescommunity art spaces and these national resourcesWe pledge and demand a practice of generosity, mutuality, and care over life before property, and people before institutions. We know that another world, and another future, is not merely possible—it is already on its way.

 

Colleen Scallen, Artist

Abigail Satinsky, Curator
Tufts University Art Galleries
Anthony Romero, Artist, Professor of the Practice
SMFA at Tufts 
Michelle Millar Fisher, Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts
MFA Boston
A. Ankitha Pullagura, Writer and Curatorial Assistant
Brown University and ICA/Boston
Marina Tyquiengco, Curatorial Assistant | Visiting Instructor
MFA Boston | Brown University 
Haley Rayburn, Marketing
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Karthik Pandian, Artist and Assistant Professor
Harvard University
Paige K Johnston, Assistant Director if Public Programs
Harvard Graduate School of Design 
Kara Stokowski, Community Arts Liaison
MFA Boston
Evelyn Mayberger, Conservator
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
Martina Tanga, Curatorial Research and Interpretation Associate
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Emma Rose Rainville, Development Officer
MFA Boston
Diana Sibbald, Publications
MFA Boston
Adriana Zavala, Associate Professor of Art History, Tufts University; Director of the US Latinx Art Forum, Inc.
Tufts University, Department of History of Art and Architecture; US Latinx Art Forum
Jules Rochielle , Creative Director and Lecturer
Nulawlab and School Museum of Fine Arts 
Betsy Redelman Díaz, Professor
SMFA at Tufts

Sarah Kanouse, Artist

Anna Martine Whitehead, artist and art educator
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sam Adams, Curatorial Fellow
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Meg Rotzel, Curator of Exhibitions
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Katie Mayshak , Director of Development
ICA/Boston
Liz Munsell, Curator of Contemporary Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Ellen Tani, Art Historian and Independent Curator

Lori Lobenstine, Program Design Lead
Design Studio for Social Intervention
Elizabeth Upenieks, Curatorial Assistant
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Joy Bloser, Assistant Conservator
MFA Boston
Eben Haines, Artist, Designer
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Christian Guerra, Principal/ Founder
CBG Arts + Culture 

Sonia Almeida, Artist

Tom Burtonwood, Artist and Art Educator
School of the Art Instititute of Chicago
Rebecca Schnopp, Art Administrator (Assistant Director)
Cambridge Art Association
Lucy Kim, Artist and Assistant Professor of Art – Painting
Boston University
Nicholas Brown, Artist and Teaching Professor
Northeastern University
Eli Brown, Artist, Adjunct Professor
UMass Lowell, Montserrat College

Will Long, Artist

Kate Kraczon, Curator
Bell Gallery, Brown University

Tory Fair, Artist

Kaitlyn Clark, Exhibitions and Public Programs Coordinator
Tufts University Art Galleries 
Shana Dumont Garr, Curator
The Trustees, Fruitlands Museum
Evelyn Rydz, Artist and Associate Professor
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Juan Omar Rodriguez, Curatorial Fellow
ICA/Boston

Nina Miller, Visual Artist

Aamani Kottamasu, Development Assistant
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Susan Sidlauskas, Professor and Chair
Art History Department, Rutgers University 

Candice Bancheri, Curator

Maryam Taghavi, Artist, educator
Saic

Nicole Divito, Designer

Jessica Hong, Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
Nemo Xu, Visitor Assistant
ICA/Boston
Allie Hernandez, Artist, Instructor
The Makery Brookline

Claire Ogden, student

Brett Angell, Senior exhibitions preparator, objects
MFA Boston
Laura Beth Reese, Artist, Studio Manager, Part-Time Faculty
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
Lynne Cooney, Artistic Director
Boston University Art Galleries
Delaney Dameron, Curator
Shelter In Place Gallery
Krystle Brown, Artist
Kingston Gallery
Audrina Warren, Artist
Proof Gallery (former)
Lindsey Landfried, Curator
Penn State University
Kat Bossi, Executive Assistant to the Chief of Exhibitions Strategy and Gallery Displays
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Kimberly Barnes, Programs Manager
Fort Point Arts Community
Luiza deCamargo, Development Officer
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sopheak Sam, Marketing Associate
ICA/Boston

Kevin B. Moore, Artist

Jen Duckett , Corporate Art Specialist
ArtLifting 
Emma Boast, Arts & Culture Fellow
Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Orlee Malka, Artist

Gregory Mahoney, Artist, Technology Administrator
SMFA at Tufts
David Thacker, Manager of Exhibitions & Public Programs
Tufts University Art Galleries / SMFA at Tufts
Jameson Johnson, Editor in Chief
Boston Art Review 
Erina Duganne, Associate Professor
Texas State University 
Lilian Mengesha, Assistant Professor
Tufts University, Department of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies

Kate Mcnamara, Curator

Julia Hechtman, Associate Teaching Professor
Northeastern University

Alicenne Reid, arts educator

Kaelynn Maloney, Department and Curatorial Assistant
Tufts University Art Galleries
Natasha Seaman, Professor
Rhode Island College

Meagan Hepp, Teaching Artist and Sculptor

Ruth Erickson, Curator
ICA/Boston

Katarina Burin, Professor and artist

Dina Deitsch, Director
Tufts University Art Galleries

Kate Drewniak, Artist

Jeffrey De Blois, Assistant Curator and Publications Manager
ICA/Boston

Julia Kwon, Artist

Pat Falco, Artist
Distillery Gallery

Megan Creamer, Art Conservator

Katie Theodoros, Director of Continuing Education
North Bennet Street School
Natalie Ann Schaefer, Photographer and Arts Educator
Freelance
Maria Garth, Graduate Student
Rutgers University

Christine Prendergast, Artist

Jennifer Gradecki, artist-theorist, assistant professor
Northeastern University
Derek Curry, Artist / theorist / Assistant Professor
Northeastern University
Amanda Tobin, Associate Director of School + Community Engagement
MASS MoCA
Phillip Zminda, Writer and Editor
Boston Art Review

Magda Fernandez, Artist

Sheida Soleimani, Artist and Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Brandeis University 
Natalia Slattery, Marketing Specialist
Handel and Haydn Society
Maro Elliott, Manager of Institutional Giving
MASS MoCA

David Antonio Cruz, Artist

Jane Marsching, Professor
Massachusetts College of Art & Design 
Daniel Elfanbaum, Writer, Editor
The Work and Response

John Secunde, Composer

Emily Garner, Public Programs Manager
List Visual Arts Center
Savannah Renaud, Marketing Associate
ICA/Boston

Joanna Tam, Artist

Jamilee Lacy, Director & Chief Curator
Providence College Galleries
Anthony Greaney, Director
Anthony Greaney
Hailey Mulvey, Art Handler / Preparator
ICA Boston, MFA Boston

Sarah Bapst, Artist

Michael Rakowitz, Artist

Hallie Selinger, Visitor Experience Manager
ICA/Boston
Hallie Selinger, Visitor Experience Manager
ICA/Boston
Katherine McNally , Development Associate
MFA Boston
Sarah Hachey, Interpretive Media and Adult Education Coordinator
ICA/Boston
Rika Smith, Art conservator
SculptureCare.com
Chris Hoodlet, Membership Manager
ICA/Boston

Janet Loren Hill, Artist

Lenny Schnier, Education Department Coordinator
ICA/Boston

Zachary herrmann, Artist

Anna Kovacs, Exhibitions Manager / Registrar
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University
Nance Davies, Artist :: Teacher
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Loretta Park, Artist and Assistant Professor
Massachusetts College Of Art And Design
Loretta Park, Artist and Assistant Professor
Massachusetts College Of Art And Design

Danielle Abrams, Artist, Professor

Xaviera Simmons, Artist
Visiting Lecturer and Artist Harvard University 
Montgomery Alcott, Teen New Media Program Assistant
ICA/Boston
Randi Hopkins, Director of Visual Arts
Boston Center for the Arts
Sheriden.Thomas@tufts.edu, Acting teacher/Director
Tufts University
Carly Bieterman , Department Coordinator
MFA Boston

David Burr, Artist

Willoughby Hastings , Artist

Karen Eutemey, Artist/ Educator

Leah Triplett Harrington, Assistant Curator
Now + There 
Audrey Ring, Development Assistant
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Marsal Nazary , Artist

Shane Silverstein, Performing Arts Coordinator
ICA/Boston
Quanishia Mosley, Manager of Recruiting
The Met
Maria Antifonario, Development
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 

Jack Miov, artist / theorist /

Victoria Simpson, writer

Elena Belle White, Associate Director, Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)
Eli Epstein, Union Press and Montserrat College of Art
Printer/Designer, Adjunct Professor
Peter R. Kalb, Associate Professor
Brandeis University
Neda Moridpour, Professor of the Practice
SMFA at Tufts University 
Dana Mueller, Assistant Teaching Professor
Northeastern University

Leila Simon Hayes, Designer and Artist

Anna Cline, Corporate and Foundations Giving Officer
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Kate Fackina, Teaching Artist
Art Resource Collaborative for Kids 
Alison Miller , Art Therapist
raw art works 
Rachel St. Pierre , Filmschool Manager
Raw Art Works

Jenna Feldman, Art therapist

Maya Rubio, Student

Jason Polins , Artist and Instructor

Jillian Impastato , Student at Tufts University

Maria Molteni , Artist, educator, organizer
New Craft Artists in Action, Boston LGBTQ+ Artist Alliance
Kelsey Hammond , Art Educator
SMFA
Matthew Hincman, Professor, Chair Fine Arts 3D
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Evan Aanerud, Student

Ethan Murrow, Chair of Painting and Drawing
SMFA at Tufts University

Matthew Christensen , Editor

Karen Meninno, Artist, Independent Curator

Liz Nofziger, Artist

Julia Ryan, Artist Resource Manager
City of Boston
Judith Brassard Brown, Artist, Educator
Montserrat College is Art, Kingston Gallery
India Clark , Founder
Wayfinder Institute

Brian Wiggins, Artist

Andrea Schoenfeld, Artist

Caroline Dale , Artist

Anja DuBois, Artist

Andrew Cain, Artist

Leah Craig, Assistant Professor
Lesley University Art and Design
Stephanie Cardon, Assistant Professor
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Gregory Williams, Associate Professor
Boston University
Audrey Goldstein, Artist, Chair of Art & Design, Suffolk University
Gallery 
Audrey Goldstein, Artist, Chair of Art & Design,Suffolk University
Gallery Kayafas
Nohemi Rodriguez , Teen Programs Associate
ICA/Boston 
Laura Chong, Development Officer
MFA, Boston
Jamal Thorne, Artist
Dorchester Art Project
Susan Greer Emmerson, artist
Kingston Gallery
Jill Goldstein, Project Manager
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Rachel Vogel, PhD candidate
Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture 
David Guerra, Gallery owner/ Founder director
AREA CODE ART FAIR 
Jenna Danoy, Content Marketing Associate
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 

Gabriel C Richardson, Artist

Ilona Anderson, Artist
Kingston Gallery
Rosalyn Delores Elder, Architect, Artist, Writer
African American Heritage in Massachusetts
Lisa Crossman, Curator
Mead Art Museum
Jon Feng, Artists, MVS Rep
MFA Boston

Leslie Anne Condon, Artist

Celia Glastris, Artist, Writer, Student
Tufts University
Lydia Cardenas, artist and student
School of the Art Institute Chicago

Makeda Best, Richard L

Makeda Best, Richard L Menschel Curator of Photography
Harvard Art Museums 

Mia Fabrizio, Artist

Aja Johnson , Artist

Ben Sloat, Director
MFA in Visual Arts, Lesley Art & Design
Katherine Higgins, Producer
MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology
Sophia Larigakis, Editorial assistant
Dia Art Foundation
Kathryn Riel, Librarian and Artist
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Linda Leslie Brown, Artist, Professor
Kingston Gallery, Suffolk University
Aurelia Campbell, Associate Professor, Art History
Boston College
Andrew Grimanis, Artistic Associate
Boston Center for the Arts
Oscar Palacio, Professor
Lesley Art + Design
Liz Canter, Manager of Academic Programs
Tufts University Art Galleries
Stephanie Lee, co-founder
Space Us
Ellen Shakespear, Co-founder
Space Us 
Jessica Pizzuti, Technical Director
Tufts University
Emily Isenberg, President
Isenberg Projects
Anneloes van Beek, Artist and Framer
Adjective Art & Framing
Amelia, Editor, curator
Thalia Magazine

Sal Burnette, Artist and Writer

Elle “Lem” Marston, Hospitality Manager + Creative
SMALL BATCH WITCH

Leena Cho, Artist

Liv Porte, Curatorial and Public Programs Assistant
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts; Harvard University 

Anya Ventura, Writer

Andrea Blesso , Director of Dance
Boston Center for the Arts

Niloufar Emamifar, Artist

Nikki Columbus, Writer, editor, public programs
CUNY Graduate Center
David Reeder, Filmmaker
Emerson College
Kala Brzezinski, Curatorial Assistant
Harvard University 

Lilia Volodina, Artist

Anna McNeary, Adjunct Professor of Art
Pine Manor College
Mehtap Ozturk Yagci, Executive Assistant
ICA/Boston

Kayla Joliat, Artist

Olivia Pijanowski, Supporter

Mia Fabrizio , Artist

Erin Becker, Norma Jean Calderwood Director
Cambridge Art Association

Julia Emiliani, Artist, Illustrator

Ryan Wong, Designer

Sara Brown, Assistant Professor
MIT Music and Theater Arts
Gill, Executive Director
Cold Hollow Sculpture Park

Alicia Quimby, Artist

Brittany Loar, Artist

Martha Schnee, Research/Artist Assistant
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Isabel Cole, Community Arts Initiative Liaison
MFA Boston
Cozette Russell, Program Coordinator
Film Study Center, Harvard University
Kareem Khubchandani, Assistant Professor
Tufts University
Katie Soule, Exhibitions Production Assistant
Carpenter Center for Visual Arts – Harvard University

Justine, Artist

Amber Hakim, Artist

Cleo Brigham, Artist

Pouya Afshar, Professor
Umass Lowell
Daniela Sierra, Department Coordinator
MFA Boston 
Louis Perez, Artist/mentor
Artists for humanity

Timothy Manalo, Artist

Chelsea Silbereis , Photographer

April Gao, Graduate student
MIT School of Architecture and Planning

Kara Springer, Artist

Kannetha, Photographer

Kara Elliott-Ortega, Chief of Arts and Culture
City of Boston
Mike Tom, Publicist
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Eva Rosenberg, Interim Director, Arts & Culture
The Boston Foundation
Jacob Gilman, Coordinator of Marketing & Special Projects / Artist
Manifest Boston / Nightworks
Benny Shaffer, Artist and Lecturer
Northeastern University
Steven Braun, Designer, Visiting Assistant Professor
Northeastern University

Adia millett, Artist

Liz Gardner, Director of Interpretation
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Abbie Cohen , Community Partnerships Lead
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 
Paula Soares, Manager of Academic Programs
Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Harvard University
Brian Zink, Artist
Brian Zink Art Services

Liv Varney, Designer

Civry Melvin, Development
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Jessie Rubenstein , Exhibition Designer, Lecturer in Graphic Design
Marks & Spaces, Boston University 
Natalie Joy Gale, Visual Arts Programming Intern
Boston Center for the Arts

Jennifer montgomery, filmmaker

Maya Detwiller, Product Engineer

Abigail Orrick, Writer, Educator, and PhD Student
Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Katherine Wildman, Artist

Jenna Lenore Wells, Senior Designer
Aramark/ MA Multidisciplinary Design Belfast, N Ireland

Traci Belcastro, Artist

Amy Briggs Kemeza, Tour Programs Manager
ICA/Boston
Jason Weeks, Executive Director
Cambridge Arts Council 

Isabella Connor , Writer and Public Historian

Karen Matthews , Photographer

Tom Maio, Gallery Supervisor
ICA/Boston
Tom O’Neill, Actor
www.thomasphiliponeill.com

Althea Northcross, Landscape Designer

Lei Zong, Artist

Matthew Swarts, Visual Artist

Zsuzsanna Szegedi, Artist

Allison Lange, Professor

Audrey Ingalls, Former Visitor Assistant
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Sarah Maeder, Artist and Art Therapist

Emily Mogavero, Marketing Associate
ICA/Boston

Liam Mahoney , Illustrator, designer, videographer, educator

Lindsay Blevins, Artist

Jill Slosburg-Ackerman, Professor Emerita, MassArt

Andrew Harrington , Visitor Assistant
ICA
Emily Foster Day, Co-Executive Director
Boston Center for the Arts
Karen Klein, Poet/dancer
teXtmoVes
Phyllis Ewen, Independent Artist
Brickbottom Artists Studios
Christina Taylor, Conservator
Harvard Art Museums

Sarah Ribeiro , Marketing manager

Juke Jose, Museum Staff
SFMOMA

Mel Taing, Artist

Philana Brown, Arts Program Coordinator
Harvard Ed Portal
Eve C. Alpern, Assistant Director for Arts Programming
Harvard Ed Portal

Rachel M Cournoyer, Photographer, Writer, Artist (freelance)

Sonja Denda, Student Researcher
Northeastern Center For The Arts
Laura Preston, Administrative + Outreach Coordinator
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University
Dharani Persaud, Youth & Community Programs Coordinator
GrubStreet
Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta, Professor
Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Maria Fong, Artist

Prilla Smith Brackett, Visual Artist

Kelly Teer, Membership Manager
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Jenna Pollack, Artist, Visiting Lecturer
Salem State University
Aneleise Ruggles, Communications Director
Arlington Center for the Arts
Sarah Montross, Senior Curator
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum 

Casey Shea, Artist

Alex Jacobson, President
Adjective Art & Framing

Ria Brodell, Artist

Brae , Poet

Ellen Sippel , Supporter

Lucky Li, Artist

Jay Scheib, professor, artist, producer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Loney Abrams, Faculty
Pratt Institute 
Julia Foster, Visitor Assistant
ICA/Boston

Michele Vitti, Artist

Erin Trousdale, Student

Zachary Torres, Architectural Designer

Suzanne Hodes, Artist
Artists West Studios, Waltham

Ellen Wood, Student

Alicia Nichols, Director of Individual Giving
Boston Center for the Arts
Rebecca M. Fasman, Curator
Kinsey Institute

Eric Patel, Artist

Tim Green, Artist

Kae james , Artist/tattooer

Drew Bucilla, Ph.D Candidate
Art History, Graduate Center, CUNY

joan schwartz, artist

Darci Hanna, Assistant Curator
MassArt Art Museum

Elizabeth Rouse, Visual & Performance Artist

A.E. Ryan, Artist

Angela Kelly, Artist

Todd Ayoung, Artist and educator
Parsons, The New School and Pratt Institute
Defne Kirmizi, PhD Candidate
Boston University 
Jean Vallon , Artist. Staff Assistant, Facilities Department
Harvard Art Museums

Jaime Smith, Artist

John D. Kramer, Freelance Graphic Designer
Radcliffe Inst. for Advanced Study, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Lesley U. Coll. of Art + Design, BMOP, Blue Heron, Yellow Barn, …
Claire Bishop, Professor
CUNY Graduate Center
Renessa Ciampa, Owner
Ciampa Creative 

Rebecca Hayes, Museum Educator

Lena Hajjar , Engineer

Erica Levy, Student

Gretchen Skogerson, Artist, Professor
MassArt

Anna Kolesova, Art Educator

Meredith Wiemer, Art Storage Coordinator
MFA, Boston

liam maccormack, Artist/ Lab Manager

Sloane Volpe, Gallery Manager

Timothy Blackburn, Artist, graphic designer

Donald, Student, Artist, Community Leader

Stephanie Putland, Picture Framer, Artist
Jameson & Thompson Picture Framers
Sean Lutz, Studio Manager and Teaching Artist
Arlington Center for the Arts 
Sean Lutz, Ceramics Studio Manager
Arlington Center for the Arts 

Daniel McCusker, Teaching artist

Daniel McCusker, Teaching artist
Senior Lecturer, TDPS Tufts University

Ryan Dight, Animator

Tiffany Knight, Program Producer

Rainey Tisdale, Independent Curator

Gina, Intern
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Mary Baine Campbell, poet, educator
Brandeis University

Anna Byington , Musician

Yazmany Arboleda, Artist

Ari the Black Indian, Faculty
Montserrat College of Art / BHCC

Ellen Sippel , Supporter

Blanda Affonso, Teacher

Paige Mazurek, Artist

Ty Ueda, Sr. Nobody

Steve Pollock, Visitor Assistant
ICA/Boston

Erin Wagner, Artist

Molly O’Donnell, Visitor Services Associate
ICA/Boston
Andrea Gyorody, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Allen Memorial Art Museum
Mary Yang, Graphic Designer and Assistant Professor
Boston University

Jesslyn Boisclair, Artist

Erin Wise, Community member and supporter of the arts and of Black lives

Maria Ticona, Artist

Vivian, Digital Creator

Vivian Myron, Student
Boston University 

Veronica, Artist & educator

Lisa McDonnell, Artist

Rhea Vedro, Director of Community Engagement
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Sarah Brophy, Artist

Henry Ferrini, Artist/Director
Gloucester Writers Center
Jacques Denault , Writer, MFA candidate
Emerson college 
Jessica Bardsley, Artist and PhD Candidate
Harvard University

Lucas MacCormack, Artist

Chad Sirois, Senior Marketing and Engagement Manager
ArtsBoston
Olivia Falcigno, Photographer
The Daily Item – newspaper

Katherine Krug, Graphic designer

Don McPhee, Collection and Storage Access Coordinator
Peabody Essex Museum

Nicole Nachef, Artist

Daphne Xu, Artist

Lindsay Maldari, Museum Visitor Services Representative

Spencer Johnson, Visitor Service Rep
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Brandon Sichling, Assistant Teaching Professor, Program Director
Northeastern University

Thomas A. King, Co-chair, Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation, Brandeis University

Toni Shapiro-Phim, Educator and Filmmaker
Peacebuilding and the Arts, Brandeis University

Sydney Formica , Student

Gabriella Jones-Monserrate , Program Director
The Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art 
Eva Grudin, Senior Lecturer (emerita)
Williams College

Ellen Stutman, Artist

Heather Kapplow, Artist

Mindy Tsonas, Artist/Activist
Be Seen Project
Marilyn Arsem, artist, founder
Mobius Inc.
Jamie Kodera, Development Associate, Leadership Gifts
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
EL Putnam , Artist
Mobius

Abigail Whitney Smith, Artist

Jane Wang, Artist
Mobius, Inc.
Michaela Blanc, Curatorial Fellow
MassArt Art Museum
Anna Wexler, artist/curator/researcher
Mobius Artist Group
Charlotte Huffman, Year Round Programming Director
Girls Rock Campaign Boston 
Jacqueline Tillman, Art Student
UMASS Boston
Anna Orton-Hatzis, Doctoral Student
Graduate Center, City University of New York

Karey Kenst, Artist

Justina Crawford, Community Engagement & Cultural Strategist

B.a.f, Artist

Kristin Bierfelt, Independent museum professional

Georgia Kennedy, Marketing & Online Content
Gateway Arts

Joshua Dixon, Artist & Instructor

Isabel Elson, Art History PhD Student
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Khushmi Mehta, PhD Student
CUNY Graduate Center

Tess Mattern, Artist

Tara Metal, Digital Content Manager
Harvard Art Museums 

Justin schaefers, Artist

Daniel Francois, Manager
KickBack Boston

Catie Kenny-Canal, poet

Sophia Axel, Artist

Heather Lenz, Artist

Genevieve Montante , Artist, Art Educator

Alex Mancini, Artist

Graham Wright, Founder
Opus Affair

Jen Lewis, Theatre Artist and Educator

Mari Novotny-Jones, Artist
Mobius, Inc.

Joyce Wellman, Artist

Shawn Baker, artist/educator
Alfred NYSCC

Maria OConnor , Artist

Diana Mellon, Art Historian & PhD Candidate
Columbia University
Ceilidh Yurenka, Photographer & Business Owner
Willow Baby Studios
Arlene Elkins, Marketing & Community Coordinator
Opus Affair

Deborah Black, Artist

Rixy Fernandez, Artist

Hadley Newton, Student
CUNY Graduate Center
Alexander Wood, Lecturer
MassArt

E. Linda Poras, Independent Fine Art Appraiser

E. Linda Poras, Independent Fine Art Appraiser

Austin Fisher, Musician

Ilona Anderson, Prof

Rebecca Greene, Sculptor/Prop Maker
Boston Center for the Arts
Tim Wojcik, artist
AgX
Jay Brown, Director
Lijiang Studio

Kate Holloway, Artist

Christine Collins, Associate Professor
Lesley Art + Design 
Eda French, Illustrator, Assistant Teacher
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

Marissa Volk, Urban Design + Research Coordinator

William Cassidy, Artist, Designer

Lauren Thompson, Artist
Salem State University

Christopher Michael , Artists

Annie LeMasters, Student
– Select –
Ellen Schön , Artist, Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts
Lesley University College of Art and Design

Stef Amador , poet abolitionist

Sarah Slavick, Artist, Senior Lecturer
Lesley Art + Design, Lesley University

Erica imoisi, Artist

Miranda Aisling , Artist; Executive Director and Founder
Miranda’s Hearth
Marian Taylor Brown, Founder
Arts Connect International 
Darrah Bowden, Assistant to the Director
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Jo Williams, Production Manager
Moonbox Productions, Inc

Daniel Callahan, Artist and Art Educator

Ann Moritz, Chair
Boston Cultural Council
Hailey Fuqua, Artist
Opus Affair 
Emma Leavitt, Director
Brain Arts Organization
Laurel Siegel, President
CACHE in Medford
John Guthrie, Director
Gallery VERY

Patrick Despage, Vocalist

Thuy Nguyen, Teacher

Dan Borelli, Artist, Lecturer, Director of Exhibitions
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Patrick Jaojoco, Director of Programs / Independent curator, writer, researcher
FABnyc
Charles G. Baldwin, Artist
Mass Cultural Council

Cameron Dowd, Ally

Ben Cosgrove, Musician

John Rudnik, Research Associate

Melissa Rocklen, Artist & Social Worker

Jasmine Kimieye Graham, Art Director
Intramersive. Inc
Jimena Bermejo, Artist
Mobius
Wesley Cannon, Film Producer
Pathos Pictures
Kim Szeto, Program Director, Public Art
New England Foundation for the Arts
Caitlin Foley, Visiting Faculty
UMass Lowell

Ashley Mac, Marketing

Ruth Ginsberg-Place, Artist

Molly Dee, Artist, Graphic Designer & Sculptor
Opus Affair
John Branagan, Artist, Architecture Student
Northeastern University
Stace Brandt, Assistant Director
Gallery VERY
Jennifer Falk, Director
ArtsBoston and Boston Cultural Council member 

Colleen Sweeney , Artist

Beverly Sky, Visual Artist, Fiber Arts, Designer
Fenway Artists Studios, Boston Center for the Arts
Eileen de Rosas, Artist and Teacher
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Bryan MacAuslan, Owner/Founder
EventThem / TicketUnion

Ryan McSweeney, Artist

Rita Gehrenbeck-Shim, Artist

JULIA T CSEKO, Artist

Gladys B. Vargas, Artist

Carol J Ockman, Curator at Large; Professor Emerita
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens; Williams College

Maria Servellon, Artist

Lily Xie, Artist

Denise Lindquist, Artist
Fenway Art Studios
Sheila Novak, Artist, Public Art Project Manager
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Annie Cardinaux, Textile Artist

Adriana Knouf, Artist/Writer/Xenologist/Assistant Professor of Art + Design
Northeastern University

Fabio J Fernandez, Artist

Fabio J Fernandez, Artist

Fabio J Fernandez, Artist

brittany smith, artist / gallery owner
re-direct gallery
Alexander Golob, Leas Artist and President
Golob Art
Janette Santos, Co-Founding Director
Creatives of Color BOSTON
Francis Bautista, Dancer
Belly Dance/Raqs Sharki
Caitlin Julia Rubin, Assistant Curator
Rose Art Museum
Kate McBride, Assistant Director of Communications
Rose Art Museum
Elizabeth Moy, Programs Coordinator
Rose Art Museum

Anna Moss, Teacher and Set Designer

Katherine Gulla, Artist

Ian Hochard, Artist

Diana Limbach Lempel, Artist, curator, histori

April Ranck, Executive Director
Arlington international Film Festival

Sophia Holtz , Writer

Roxanna Myhrum, Artistic Director
Puppet Showplace Theater
Joe wardwell, Artist
Brandeis University 

Ariel DiOrio, Art Teacher, Artist

Megan Madara, Marketing Director

Edie Cote, Artist

Mary E. Young Bear , Artist

Kaelan Burkett, Media Specialist
MASS MoCA

Alex Lukas, Artist

Danielle Legros Georges, Professor of Creative Writing
Lesley University

Nicholas Mancini, Artist, Professor

Allentza Michel, Founder
Boston’s Black and Brown Creatives

Tim Devin, artist

Allison Maria Rodriguez, Artist / Curator / Educator

Matt Delligatti, Program Manager
JP KidsArts

Kevin Wynd, Artist

Cheryl Rosenberg, Interior designer, museum patron

Nora Schultz, Artist, professor
Harvard University

B. Glee Lucas, Artist

Ariel Shvartsman, Writer, Musician

Joe DeGeorge, Artist
Harry and the Potters

David Lloyd Brown, artist, former Assoc. Dean of Graduate Programs , School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Erin Gilmour, Projectionist
Coolidge Corner Theater
Leah Klein, writer/parent
City Living Boston
Leah Klein, writer/parent
City Living Boston
Taylor Mortell, Development Coordinator and Executive Assistant
Agassiz Baldwin Community and Maud Morgan Arts Center
Tia Cole, CO-Chair
Lynn Public Arts Commission

Emma Ruff, Artist

Emily Duggan, Writer & performer

Mateo Garcia, Musician, Sound Engineer

Joseph S. Valle, Film Scholar and ESL Teacher

Sofia Ross, Actor

Sarah Rathje , Program Fellow

Coe Lapossy, Artist & Educator

Machel Bogues, Curator

Erica Nazzaro, Artist

Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, Freelance Director and Educator

Katherine Ouellette, Managing Editor
Allston Pudding

Jack Chylinski, artist

Keegan Wales, Artist

Amanda Truesdell, Community member

Selby Nimrod, Assistant Curator
MIT List Visual Arts Center 
Jak Ritger, Artist
TRLLM Studio
Timothy Wood, Educator
Jamaica Plain Multicultural Afterschool Arts Program

Alonso Nichols, Artist

G M Forristall, Membership Manager
StageSource

Gabriel Sosa, Artist, curator and educator

Amy Halliday, Director, Center for the Arts, and Curator
Northeastern University
Paul DeGeorge, Artist
Harry and the Potters 

Lydia Jenkins Musco, Artist

George Liu, Artist

Sam Keezell, Artist & Carpenter
JP KidsArts
Shanay Walker, Graphic Designer
New England Conservatory
Lani Weil, Program Associate
Mass Cultural Council
Monica Espinel, Guest Curator
Artpace, San Antonio
Kirsten Swartz, Community Arts Administrator
Cambridge Arts

Sonja Komar-Lay, Scientist Supporting The Arts

Conrad Benjamin, Artist

Angela DeGeorge, Designer

elena johansen, student
choose title

Paige Mulhern, Creative Director

Greg Marquis, Musician/Performer and Community Activist
Allston Brighton Artist Impact

Michelle Mee Nutter , Artist

Christine Varriale, Editor-in-Chief
Allston Pudding
Ingrid Pabon, Arts Engagement Programs Coordinator
Brandeis University

Cortnee Bollard, Arts Educator

Elizabeth Torres, Artist Housing Policy

Saul Levine, Filmmaker

Coelynn McIninch, Artist / Media Specialist

Nancy Seymour, Artist

Neil Cicierega, Artist

Katytarika Bartel, Teen Public Art Teacher
Community Art Center 
Pat McSweeney, Member
Boston Cultural Council 
Lisa Simmons, Director
ROXFILM

Craig Benton Nealy, Architect

Craig Benton Nealy, Architect

Gabriella Aragon, artist

JOSHUA A DECOSTA, Software Engineer

K. Huskins, MHC

Raef Sengupta, Musician, Early Childhood Arts Teacher
KidsArts and Myself
Derek Schwartz, Program Coordinator, Theater
New England Foundation for the Arts
Derek Schwartz, Program Coordinator, Theater
New England Foundation for the Arts

Carlie Febo, Independent Arts Educator and Photographer

Yara Liceaga-Rojas, Writer | Cultural Manager | Educator
Independent artists 

Johnny Steines, Arts/Music Consumer

Tyler Wagner, Artist

Dee Moore, Co-Executive Director
Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam TournamentF
Darrah Bowden, Assistant to the Director
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Alex Miklowski, Artist

Chalice Mitchell , Artist

Jen Brown, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Therapist

Kit Collins, Artist

Karen Eutemey, Artist/ Educator

natalie Behnke, Art Director
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
Emily Siar, Doctoral Student
New England Conservatory of Music

Grace Givertz, Musician

Yu-Wen Wu, Artist

Erica Moriconi, Artist

Sasha Costanza-Chock, Associate Professor of Civic Media
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Megan Conway, Associate Editor
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Nico Pang, Writer and Teaching Artist

Nico Pang, Writer and Teaching Artist

Irmak Karasu, Artist

Kristen Hoskins , Head and Curator of Public Programs
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lena Castro, Marketing Associate
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Ken Reker, Professor / Art + Design
Salem State University

Mary Orsak, Student

Rahul Nair, Artist
Mobius

Andi Sutton, Artist & Communications & Program Manager, J-WAFS, MIT

Siena Scarff , Designer

Julia Martorell, Former Intern
The Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art

Kevin Micka, Musician

Cole Blouin, Musician

Anne Smith-White, Senior Director of Community Engagement
South Shore Conservatory

Kamila Vasquez, Museum Educator

Camila Martorell, Painter, Student
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Parker Yatasitis , Student and Artist
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Kate Castelli, Artist, Associate Professor
Lesley Art + Design

Ana-Sofia Sarmiento, Artist

Madison Simpson, Musician

Flora Brandl, PhD Student
CUNY Graduate Center

Eva Fahey, Artist

Georgina Lewis, Artist/Curator

Sarah Trahan, Artist

Kate Nesin, curator and writer

Allison Maria Rodriguez , Artist / Curator / Educator

Madeline Cooper, Membership Assistant
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Caleb Cole, Artist

Erin Genia, Artist

MARIE CRAIG, co/owner, director
Fountain Street
Damien Scalise, Musician/Teacher
Advent School

Matthew Estabrook, Artist, Music Educator

Nicholas Charles Rosario, Musician

Rubin Hohlbein, Artist
New England Conservatory, KidsArts JP

Benjamin Wetherbee, Musician

Camilo Alvarez, Owner/Director/Curator/Preparator
Samsøñ

Sean Lamoureux, Artist

Misha Rabinovich, Assistant Professor
UMass Lowell
Chelsea Sams, Assistant Professor
Montserrat College of Art
Lillian P. H. Kology, Artist, Assistant Professor, Sculpture Program Coordinator
Montserrat College of Art
Shruthi Venkata, Curatorial Intern
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Michayla Kelly, Artist & Dancer

Jannelle Codianni, Executive Director
atac: downtown arts + music
Jannelle Codianni, Executive Director
atacL downtown arts + music

Kyle Thomas Hemingway, Graphic designer

Jason Rouse, Corporate Partnerships Officer
ICA/Boston
Mylana Scrott-bahgans, Outreach
JP kids Clarinet
Liana Mestas, Associate Director of Individual Giving
ICA/Boston

Hannah Parker , Artist

Madeline Lee, Artist
Unbound Visual Arts
Madeline Lee, Artist
Unbound Visual Arts
Madeline Lee, Artist
Unbound Visual Arts
Camilo Alvarez, Owner/Director/Curator/Preparator
Samsøñ
Grundel Burnings, Speaker
Swampscott Arts Incubator
Katherine Mitchell DiRico, Artist, Adjunct Faculty, Administrator
Montserrat College of Art

Victoria, Dancer, arts educator

Sandy Huckleberry, Artist
Mobius

victor yang, writer

Marjorie Rawle, Assistant Curator
Fitchburg Art Museum
Susanna Bolle, Director
Non-Event

Angeliki Tsoli, Artist

Annelies Kamen, Artist

Victoria Rose, Artist

Courtney D. Sharpe, Director of Cultural Planning
City of Boston
Erika Rumbley, Director of Horticulture
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 

Erin Woodbrey, Artist

Erin Woodbrey, Artist

Clem Peeny, Author
Peeny’s guide to painting

Eric Zinman, Musician

Fotini Christophillis, Artist

Joshua Hart, Sculptor, Assistant Professor
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Hubert Ho, Assistant Teaching Professor; Co-Artistic Director
Northeastern University; Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble
Brooke Scibelli, Family and Art Lab Programs Coordinator
ICA/Boston
Karyn Alzayer, Director
Integral Arts Everett
Karyn Alzayer, Director
Integral Arts Everett

melissa desmond , photographer/creative director

Emery Bibbins, Artist

Jessica Muise, Visual Arts Manager
The Umbrella Arts Center

Audrey Seraphin, Artist & Administrator

Mia R. Alcover, Creative Services Manager
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Abby Newbold, Director of Exhibitions
Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
Darrah Bowden, Assistant to the Director
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Darrah Bowden, Assistant to the Director
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Caroline House, Art History PhD Student
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Kelly Pedersen, Director
Fort Point Arts Community
Meena Malik, Program Manager, Theater
New England Foundation for the Arts

Kerry C. Downey, Artist, Educator

mary kostman, Artist

Sarah DeGennaro, Artist

Agathi Pavlidis, Artist

Micheldroge, Artist

Aaron Luckman, Art Handler
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sara Zielinski , Artist

Anthony DiPietro, Associate Director, Admin & Operations
Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University
Sharon Amuguni, Artists-in-Residence Program Manager
City of Boston

Carly Larson, Artist

Diana Martinez, Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Director Architectural Studies
Tufts University

Tianna Rivera, Artist

Philip Keith, Artist / Photographer

Sara Egan, Assistant Director, School and Teaching Programs
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John Dalton, Musician

Tanner Gauvin, Artist and Teaching Assistant
AFVS at Harvard University

Catherine D’Ignazio, Assistant Professor, MIT

Rebecca Gray, Musician

Victoria Rose, Musician

Nicholas Rosario, Musician

Brad Barteau, Musician

Ben Michel, Musician

Leo Hardman-Hill, Artist

bashezo obruni, Artist
UnBound Bodies Collective 
Renee Miller, Rights & Reproductions Coordinator
Denver Art Museum
Shawna Cross, Artist, ALM student
Harvard University Extension School, Museum Studies

Lexie Casais, Student

ZiZi Spak, Graphic Designer

Erin L. Murphy, Chief Conservator
Harvard Library