About Us

BIPOC for Southern California Museums is an intergenerational coalition of BIPOC artists and culture workers based in Southern California, representing exhibitions, collections, conservation, education, development, and executive leadership.


Additional Resources (click for links)

All Monuments Must Fall: A Syllabus

Art + Museum Transparency @AMTransparency on Twitter


@ChangeTheMuseum on Instagram

Aruna D’Souza, Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts

Film: How Can You Decolonize Museums?

Join Black Conservators and Demand Racial Justice in Art Conservation

Sam Lefebvre, “SFMOMA Official Who Defended Censorship of Black Former Employee Steps Down.” Hyperallergic

Valentina de Liscia, “An Instagram Account is Amplifying Anonymous Testimonies of Racism in Museums.” Hyperallergic

Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture Countywide CEII Policy

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Case Studies in Museum Diversity landing page

Mellon Foundation LACMA Case Study Report

MOCAD Resistance: Former Staff Letter

Dr. Kelli Morgan, “To Bear Witness: Real Talk about White Supremacy in Art Museums Today.” Burnaway

Museums Are Not Neutral

Open Letter from Boston Arts and Cultural Workers in Demand of Racial Equity and Social Transformation

Robin Pogrebin, “Curators Urge Guggenheim to Fix Culture That ‘Enables Racism.'” The New York Times

Robin Pogrebin and Julia Jacobs, “Floyd Case Forces Arts Groups to Enter the Fray.” The New York Times

Scott Reyburn, “Disputed African Artifacts Sell at Auction.” The New York Times

Anuradha Vikram, Decolonizing Culture

Courtney N. Wright, “Dear DEI People: Your Black Colleagues Are Waiting.” Inside Higher Ed

W.A.G.E. Data Report

@xsfm0ma former SFMOMA workers’ letter on Instagram