Activist Group Criticizes Brooklyn Museum’s Hiring of White Curator for African Art Department in Open Letter -ARTn…


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The Brooklyn Museum’s decision to hire a white woman, Kristen Windmuller-Luna, as its consulting curator for African art has generated debate about representation in museums, with some saying that the job should have gone to a person of color.

Now Decolonize This Place, an activist group dedicated to “indigenous struggle, black liberation, Free Palestine, global wage workers, and de-gentrification,” has released an open letter regarding Windmuller-Luna’s hiring. Titled “Your Curatorial Crisis Is an Opportunity to Decolonize,” the letter, which was posted to the blog Decolonize Brooklyn Museum, demands that the museum do more to address the controversy surrounding the news. The group offers a solution: the formation of what it…

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