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Arthur G. Murphy, Bridge Worker No. 6, 1935, Lithograph
Long-term loan courtesy the Fine Arts Program, U.S. General Services Administration

Opening November 13th - January 16, 2021 at the Paxson Gallery.

Dear Friends,
We are experiencing divisive and polarizing times all around the world and it is incumbent on America’s cultural institutions to take a bold stance on the side of inclusivity and unity.

It gives me great pleasure to share with you the MMAC Collections Committee’s Directive on Social Justice:

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture, the state’s largest publicly-owned collection of art, aspires to be an inclusive organization that supports, collects, and represents creative expression that rises from the breadth of the human experience. 

Our efforts are strengthened by welcoming people of every race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, disability, age, national origin, and citizenship.  

The MMAC Collections Committee pledges to prioritize the acquisition of work by Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, women, and other historically marginalized artists. 

We further commit to seeking broadly diverse leadership, input, and participation in all aspects of the MMAC Collections Committee's work.

Understanding the centrality of our Permanent Collection in the life of the museum, university, and state, I am proud to share this directive which our Collections Committee adopted unanimously on September 11, 2020, demonstrating that the MMAC can be a unifying force in our democracy. This document will go far to transform the institution from within; it will guide not just the Collection Committee’ deliberations, but also the museum staff in our future decision-making. For that, I am grateful.


H. Rafael Chacón, he/him/his, Ph.D.                                               

Bruce and Suzanne Crocker Director



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