An Open Letter to Museums and Galleries on Inclusion

An Open Letter to Museums and Galleries on Inclusion

Almost a decade ago, I stood in front of Salvator Mundi at the National Gallery for about two minutes. In the dimly lit, small room, I started to feel that lump in my throat, that quivering around my mouth, that collaboration between soul and synapses which means the landscape that is my visage would soon be irrigated. I am not a religious person, nor am I an Old Masters aficionada. Don’t get me wrong; I’m enthralled by Holbein and Rembrandt paintings, but more so by modern and contemporary artworks. This visceral reaction was unexpected. (more…)

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