A Message from the Directors

June 2nd, 2020 | Updates

Dear Friends,

We’ve been reaching out and welcoming you to enjoy the Hearst from Home since our campus’s COVID-19 closure in mid-March. Today we also write with our feelings of grief, anger, sadness, helplessness, and outrage, encouraging you to read the recent Standing Together message from Chancellor Christ and Vice Chancellor Oscar Dubón in full. We stand with our campus, in solidarity with our Black community and against racially motivated violence. We take part in the Chancellor’s call for institutional self-examination that will move all of us toward “change for justice and belonging.”  

You know us as a museum where cultures connect. We acknowledge that these connections occur within broader historical systems of power, violence, injustice and exclusion. Today, we strive to advance our institution while also looking back to reckon with the immense weight of our past.  

As Christ and Dubón write: “We must call out and hold accountable our broken structures, build bridges that will lead to mutual understanding and respect across differences, and work to create a future in which we can all thrive, especially in these most challenging times.”

In community,

Lauren Kroiz – Faculty Director

Caroline Fernald – Executive Director

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