Race and Sociology of Art

By Fiona Greenland (University of Virginia) and Patricia Banks (Mount Holyoke College) The art world is replete with the same forces of anti-Black racism that permeate society as a whole: pay inequality in the arts sector, lack of representation in U.S. art galleries, and few Black people or people of color appointed to positions of power in museums. To give adequate scholarly attention to these … Continue reading Race and Sociology of Art

Letter from Chair, Winter 2021

I hope the turn of the New Year rejuvenated you! After hearing Amanda Gorman recite her poem “The Hill We Climb” at Biden’s Inauguration–and watching a season of Ted Lasso–I’m feeling optimistic, energized, and eager to tackle the challenges we have before us. If 2021 is the year things start getting better, I want to be part of making things better. As Gorman writes:  “Every … Continue reading Letter from Chair, Winter 2021