The curatorial department of the Guggenheim Museum
issued a letter to the museum’s leadership on Monday calling for more diversity and equitable practices within their work environment. According to the New York Times
, the staff members, whose names were kept anonymous for fear of retribution, described “an inequitable work environment that enables racism, white supremacy, and other discriminatory practices.”
The letter—which was addressed to Richard Armstrong, the museum’s director; Elizabeth Duggal, the senior deputy director and chief operating officer; Sarah G. Austrian, the general counsel; and Nancy Spector, the museum’s artistic director and chief curator—comes as cultural institutions around the world are being urged to examine and address their role in perpetuating racism and inequity.