Essential Work in the Cultural Field:
Addressing Community Needs
The Museum Association of New York and Museum Hue are pleased to present five conversations focused on how museums are working with their communities to address urgent needs exacerbated by our national health and economic crisis. Invited museum professionals will discuss Housing Access, Mental Health, Food In/Security, and Preserving Community Culture.
These programs are free; advance registration required.
A Right to the City Exhibition, Anacostia Community Museum
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum Farmers Market
Creative Justice Initiative
Colored Girls Museum
Statue of General Philip Schuyler in front of City Hall, Albany, NY. Times Union
Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham works to paint a larger portrait of the museum sector and challenge racial inequities in the field. Her advocacy aligns with Museum Hue, an organization she co-founded and serves as Creative Director, supporting Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. As a United Nations Human Rights fellow, Stephanie applies the UN’s ratification of cultural rights to her work and calls for greater recognition and representation in the arts industry. She also received the Americans for the Arts 2019 American Express Emerging Leader Award for her work. As the United States reckons with a legacy of structural racism, oppression, and discriminatory policies and practices; Stephanie centers cultural equity as an essential part of achieving social justice.
MANY's 2020 fall virtual programming is supported by: