Randy Kennedy's front page article, The March Into the Museum, in Sunday's New York Times print edition is recommended reading for collectors of American art and those who want more insight into the legacy of long-neglected as well as new Black artists.
Museums are expanding their notions about what is American art. They are moving beyond the belief that only Eurocentric styles reflect the best in American art. Today, museums are cultivating more diverse tastes, which include increased appetites for works by Black artists such as Mark Bradford and more. That makes sense on so many levels. U.S. demographics are changing. In turn, museums are facing changing, more diverse visitors. Or. They will face less visitors, if they don't show works appealing to much needed new audiences and new collectors.
Check out the article here.