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Building on a reflection proposed by Terremoto, artist Chris E. Vargas, curator and activist Jasmine Wahi, curator César García, and curator Natalia Zuluaga share their opinions on identity politics, diversity, inclusivity, and legitimization in the contemporary art museum system in the United States.
Readers may access the spreadsheet through the following link, or by googling “Art/Museum Salary Transparency 2019” and clicking on the ARTnews article that appears in the search results: <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14_cn3afoas7NhKvHWaFKqQGkaZS5rvL6DFxzGqXQa6o/edit#gid=0>.
The White Card is a play by Claudia Rankine that questions whether it will be possible for the US to progress while whiteness remains invisible. Claudia Rankine, The White Card (Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2019).
An example of this is the Baltimore Museum of Art’s auction of works, including one by Andy Warhol, with the idea of using the money from the sales to acquire more pieces specifically by women and artists of color for the museum’s collection. For more information: Andrew Limbong, “Baltimore Museum Says Goodbye Warhol, Hello Younger, More Diverse Collection,” National Public Radio, May 19, 2018. <https://www.npr.org/2018/05/19/612402777/baltimore-museum-says-goodbye-warhol-hello-younger-more-diverse-collection>.