At the Aspen Art Museum, we stand in solidarity with the Black community, and mourn the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless more. Structural and institutional racism have been too long embedded in American society, and we stand with all those calling for long-needed reforms to eliminate racism, violence, and injustice.
Like many cultural institutions, we are reflecting on our role and what we can do better. We must make changes to ensure the Aspen Art Museum always presents multiple voices, shows inclusivity in practice, and works to create a more equitable society. But we must make more than just statements. We are committed to structural change in our organization, and we promise to report on the changes we’ve made, and our ongoing long-term plans, within the next six months.
We hope that the Aspen Art Museum can highlight the vital issues of our time and introduce new approaches to public space, accountability, and shared purpose.
Black Lives Matter.