Making Black Lives Matter: Toward an Anti-Racist Artmaking and Teaching Agenda -Part 1

Yesterday, I finished writing an open letter to my field of fellow creatives — a field broad enough to include artists and designers who practice in all mediums, those who teach the visual art or design or media arts from kindergartens to colleges, those who collect art, those who critique art, and those who curate art in museums. The letter was one single train of thought — started on a Friday and completed the next Monday. I began with a reflection on the rising clamor for social justice over the last two…