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Museums Today: Lessons in Equity from Culturally Responsive Museums

Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham against a colorful wall


In this discussion, Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham will shed light on her work with Museum Hue, and share the ways that museum professionals are boldly responding to current issues relating to race through narratives, programs, exhibitions, and services. She will also address the critical ways that museums can help shape, define, and preserve today for the future. As the United States reckons with a legacy of structural racism, oppression, and discriminatory policies and practices, Johnson-Cunningham focuses on cultural equity as an essential part of achieving social justice.

About Stephanie A. Johnson-Cunningham

Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham works to paint a broader portrait of the museum sector and challenge racial inequities in the field. She co-founded and serves as creative director at Museum Hue, an organization supporting Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. As a United Nations Human Rights fellow, Johnson-Cunningham 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.

How to Participate

To participate, register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts  (6 p.m. EST). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included. 

About the Museums Today Series

Each month during the academic year, museum leaders lead lively online discussions about critical issues in the field. This series is presented in partnership with the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries. Browse upcoming programs