A Message from GRAM in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

A Message from GRAM in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

June 2, 2020

We stand with our community in condemning racism and police brutality in America, and demanding justice for the countless black Americans who are targeted by violence and hatred. We stand for the lives that have been tragically lost: Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and endless others.

While art alone can’t fight systemic racism, we acknowledge that museums have long privileged white Western narratives while leaving other histories untold. We have an obligation to do better. We are committed to listening, and will continue to take action through diversifying GRAM’s permanent collection, exhibitions, and future programming.

This important work is ongoing, and we understand that it does not end today. Black Lives Matter.