On the Future of the Museum

An Affirmation:

The future does not belong to the whims of navel gazers.

Never more than now, the future belongs to rigor. It belongs to integrity. The future is for expansiveness. The future is specificity. The future is polyphonic. The future is most fertile on the edges of the canon. The future is collectivity. The future is rest. The future is tender. The future is you.

Jennifer Packer, Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (Breonna! Breonna!), 2020.

Simone Leigh, Sentinel IV, 2020.

Jessica Bell Brown
Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art


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