LUAG stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and protesters across the country. We mourn the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others who have suffered and lost their lives due to systemic racism and police brutality.
We believe in the role of museums as places for civic engagement and dialogue, and commit ourselves to listening, learning, questioning long-held assumptions, and combating racism in all its forms.
We renew our commitment to amplify underrepresented voices and diverse perspectives, specifically those of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Art is a catalyst for change and has the power to promote mutual understanding and highlight our common humanity. It is our mission at LUAG to advance critical thinking, cultural understanding and well-being through transformative experiences with art.
While there is still much for us to learn, and much change to make, we commit to the daily, ongoing work of fighting racism and using the power of art to transform our world--and ourselves--for the better.