The Worcester Art Museum Board, Corporators, Volunteers, and Staff are saddened and outraged by the killing of George Floyd and so many other people of color before him. Our hearts are with George Floyd’s family, all who experience racism, and those who have lost a loved one due to racially-motivated violence.
The Worcester Art Museum’s mission is to connect people, communities, and cultures through the experience of art. We cannot fulfill our mission without acknowledging the harm and pain people of color have endured due to racism in the past and today. We embrace and celebrate art of all cultures and people, and will continue to work to be the most diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization possible, because events like the killing of George Floyd remind us that our work is far from done.
Lisa Kirby Gibbs
President, Board of Trustees
Jean and Myles McDonough Director
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American, African American Union Army Troops on Drill, near Chattanooga, Tennessee (detail), 1864, albumen print from wet collodion negative. Stoddard Acquisition Fund, 2008.54
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Hashiguchi Goyo, A Woman in a Long Undergarment (detail), 1918, color woodblock print with gold, graduated colors (bokashi), blind embossing (karazuri), and burnishing on silver mica ground. Stoddard Acquisition Fund, 1996.41
Hedwig Calmelet, Road to the Village (detail), about 1860, watercolor with gum arabic on off-white wove paper. Gift of William H. Sawyer, Sr, 1950.283